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The week before Christmas Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government to force Congress to pass his funding for a border wall.
On Dec. 19, the Senate passed a short term spending bill that would prevent the partial government shutdown. That plan allocated $1.6 billion for border security including $1.3 billion to build and refurbish barriers. It did not include the billions of more dollars Trump wanted for the wall. The House planned to pass the bill the next day.
Earlier Trump said he would sign the bipartisan spending bill, but after consulting with his favorite radio and TV hosts he changed his mind and said he would not sign the legislation.
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