Democrats unveil funding bill to end shutdown – without money for Trump’s border wall

REUTERS

Democrats in the House of Representatives will introduce legislation to end the partial government shutdown once they take control of the chamber later this week – but it will not include funding for a US-Mexico border wall.

The legislation would extend current spending levels for border security through 8 February, but would deny President Donald Trump’s request for $5bn in funding for his oft-promised wall.

The planned legislation includes a package of two separate bills.

One of those bills extends funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

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