US Senate to vote on ending government shutdown, Trump wall impasse
Updated : January 23, 2019 06:41 AM IST
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell laid the groundwork for a vote on Thursday on a Democratic proposal to fund the government for three weeks, without attaching the $5.7 billion in US-Mexico border wall funding demanded by President Donald Trump.
The Senate leader said he would also bring up for a Thursday vote a proposal by Trump to end the shutdown that includes border wall funding and relief for "Dreamers," people brought illegally to the United States as children.
A Trump administration official said on Tuesday the president still intended to deliver his State of the Union speech on January 29, even though House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top US Democrat, had recommended he delay it because of the shutdown.
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