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.

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

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


Washington: 

Highlights

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

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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