House passes short-term funding bill with $5 billion attached for wall; now heads to Senate

On Thursday evening, the United States House of Representatives passed a short-term bill funding the government with more than $5 billon attached for Trump’s promised wall.

The bill was basically passed through the House on a partisan vote – 285 to 177. Now the bill heads to the Senate for approval.  However, it’s unlikely to pass the Senate, which will make for an interesting Friday as the government is set to shutdown at midnight on Friday without a spending bill.

The House vote Thursday evening comes after the White House sent mixed signals on the funding the wall. Earlier this week, the White House seemed to back off the idea of a government shutdown, insisting that they could find the money elsewhere. Then on Thursday Trump sent out a number of tweets insisting that he was still strong on the wall.

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