Dec 20, 2018 - Politics & Policy

House to vote on new funding bill with $5.7 billion for border wall

Paul Ryan speaking to reporters in front of the White House

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

After meeting with President Trump at the White House Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan introduced a new short-term spending bill that includes a proposed $5.7 billion in funding for border security.

Why it matters: Trump said that he would not sign the funding bill that passed the Senate last night because it did not include the $5 billion he requested for a border wall. The new bill is unlikely to make it past the House, much less the Senate, indicating the government will not be funded in time to avoid Friday's partial shutdown deadline.

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