US House Passes Bills To End Shutdown, But Impasse Remains In Senate

Trump has threatened a veto of the legislation that would fund homeland security operations until February 8 and several other agencies through September because they do not provide any money for a wall.

US House Passes Bills To End Shutdown, But Impasse Remains In Senate

Democrats now hold a majority in the US House of Representatives. (AFP)

Highlights

  • An impasse remains as bills provide no money for border wall
  • House speaker Nancy Pelosi said no funding for border wall would be given
  • US government shutdown began nearly two weeks ago
Washington:

The new US House Democratic majority today approved two measures that would end a two-week partial government shutdown, but an impasse remains as the bills provide no money for President Donald Trump's border wall.

Trump has threatened a veto of the legislation that would fund homeland security operations until February 8 and several other agencies through September because they do not provide any money for a wall that Trump has demanded by constructed on the US border with Mexico.

The Republican-run Senate has said it may not even vote on the legislation.

The new House speaker, veteran Democrat Nancy Pelosi, stood firm shortly before the vote saying no funding for a border wall would be made available.



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