Senate deal lessens shutdown threat


The threat of a partial government shutdown appears to be winding down — at least for now.  

Senate Republicans have proposed a short-term spending bill that would keep the government open, but only through February 8.

Both Senate and House Democrats are on board, but it’s not all peace and harmony.

The bill does not include the $5 billion President Trump demanded for the border wall, which during his campaign he promised Mexico would pay for.

Last week Mr. Trump told Democratic leaders “I am proud to shut down the government for border security.” 

He’s since softened his stance but isn’t giving up on the wall.

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