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Trump, GOP leaders meet on border wall as shutdown looms

4 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, November 27 2018 Nov 27, 2018 November 27, 2018 5:45 PM November 27, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - With a partial government shutdown looming in just 10 days, President Donald Trump is meeting with Republican leaders to hash out a spending plan that includes funding for Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico.
Trump is seeking $5 billion for the wall and has said it could be a "good time" for a shutdown if he doesn't receive the funding he wants. The wall was a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign.
House Republicans approved $5 billion for the wall in a key committee, but a bipartisan bill in the Senate allocates just $1.6 billion for the border.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy called Tuesday's White House meeting "very productive" and said Trump "is very solid with where he wants to go and what he needs to have a secure border."

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