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Trump declares national emergency to get border wall funding

President Donald Trump capped months of political drama Friday, announcing he’s signing a bill to fund the government, avoiding another government shutdown, while also taking the extraordinary action of declaring a national emergency to secure additional money for his proposed border wall that congressional Democrats refused to give him. “I am going to be signing a national emergency,” Trump said.

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GOP/Dem Border Deal: $1.3B for Wall, No Increase in Detention Space

A Republican-Democrat border security deal that is expected to be offered to President Trump funds about $1.3 billion for a United States-Mexico border wall and includes no increase in detention space to control increasing illegal immigration at the border. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have announced that they have reached a deal on border wall funding to avoid a government shutdown.

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US prepares to start building portion of Texas border wall

The U.S. government is preparing to begin construction of more border walls and fencing in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, likely on federally owned land set aside as wildlife refuge property. Heavy construction equipment was expected to arrive starting Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said. A photo posted by the nonprofit National Butterfly Center shows an excavator parked next

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Trump Promises “Very Long” Gov Shutdown If Wall Not Funded

President Trump said the government shutdown will happen if Democrats in the Senate do not vote for funding the US-Mexico border wall. Trump warns that the “very long” shutdown will be entirely on them as both parties are locked in a negotiation stalemate, according to CNBC: Parts of the government will close if Congress cannot pass seven spending bills by

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Watch: McConnell, Schumer Spar Over Border Wall Funding Amid Government Shutdown

Republican and Democrat Senate leadership took to the Senate floor to negotiate their positions on border wall funding to end the partial government shutdown that began early Saturday morning. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) each made speeches on the Senate floor to make their party’s case on border security and the government shutdown.

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Supreme Court Rejects Request to Hear Environmental Challenge to Trump’s Border Wall Construction

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request from a trio of conservation and environmental groups seeking to block construction of President Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The justices declined to consider the groups’ appeal of a lower court ruling that paved the way for the federal government to begin replacing border fencing in two locations and building

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Introducing Bill to Fully Fund Border Wall

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will introduce a bill this week that will fully fund President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, thereby setting the midterm elections up as a referendum on immigration policy, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. Outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan hinted at a post-election border wall funding fight on Monday. “We intend on

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