Feb 1, 2017

The border wall could trigger a shutdown standoff

Matt Rourke / AP

Cowen analyst Chris Krueger says if Trump pushes the building of the Mexican border wall into the new appropriations bill and Democrats fight him on it, we could have a government shutdown this spring. Krueger says the "ballpark sum" is about $10 billion, though it's unclear whether that includes things like increased border patrol, drones, etc. (Read our Facts Matter on the wall).

The date for a showdown: April 28th, when the current appropriations bill expires.

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