US Senate avoid new closure with budgets without funds for the wall

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US Senate avoid new closure with budgets without funds for the wall View of the exterior of the Capitol in Washington DC, United States on January 22, 2018. The leader of the Republican majority in the US Senate, Mitch McConnell, announced that the Upper House will vote on a bill to try to reopen the Trump Administration, partially closed after the federal budget was not approved on Friday. EFE / Archive

 The Senate today approved a draft short-term budget that would avoid a partial administrative closure during the holidays but does not include the funds demanded by the president, Donald Trump, for the wall with Mexico.

The project, promoted by the Republicans and agreed with the Democrats, includes funds to finance the Administration for seven weeks from midnight on Friday to Saturday, when the current expire, until February 8.

The House of Representatives is expected to approve the project tomorrow, Thursday, so that Trump can thus sign it.
The president has not yet said if he supports the project, since it does not include new funds for the border wall with Mexico, far from the 5,000 million dollars that he had demanded from Congress.

In fact, in a meeting last week with the leaders of the Democrats in Congress, Trump said he would be “proud” to force an administrative shutdown if the wall is being financed.

With the approval of these accounts, the negotiation to provide funds for the construction of the wall would be postponed until 2019, when the Democrats will take control of the lower house and will be able to block it easily.

Earlier this year, Trump faced two administrative closures due to lack of funds. The first, in January, lasted for three days, while the second, in February, lasted only a few hours. (EFEUSA) .-

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