Senate Preparing for Showdown Over Trump Border Wall

  • 2019-09-17
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Senate Preparing for Showdown Over Trump Border Wall
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Mitch McConnell) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
Senator Mitch McConnell has set the stage for a battle on Trump's border wall funding in the Senate.

According to The Hill:

A simmering fight over President Trump's border wall is poised to come to a head on the Senate floor this week. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Monday that he will start trying to move funding bills on the floor, forcing Democrats to decide whether to block the legislation.

"One week in, our Democratic colleagues tried to stonewall the defense funding bill in committee and are now indicating they may even filibuster a motion to begin considering the House-passed defense bill later this week," McConnell said.

“Some of our Democratic colleagues have determined they would rather stage a political fight with President Trump than secure the resources that our uniform commanders need to do their jobs,” McConnell continued.

The fight will include a looming two-week deadline for Congress to come to an agreement to fund the government past September 30th.

 Source: TTN

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