Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday he will move a stopgap measure funding the government until early February. The measure if passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump would prevent a partial shutdown set to begin Saturday, and would fund government departments and agencies through Feb. 8. It will keep funding for border fencing flat, and punt a showdown on that issue until next year — when Trump will have less leverage with Democrats in control of the House.
McConnell warned that Trump has no intention of dropping the issue.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.