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Shutdown looms as Trump weighs next move on border wall

 

December 14, 2018



WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump's border wall. But you wouldn't know it by the schedule, as lawmakers left town waiting for the White House's next move.

The House is taking an extended five-day weekend, returning Wednesday night. The Senate returns Monday after a three-day absence.

The ball is in Trump's court, both sides say, and the president met Friday with top aides to discuss his spending strategy. There's an expectation on Capitol Hill he'll reach out soon to offer lawmakers a plan.

The president sai...



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