The White House is insisting that Congress provide US$5 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties. Photo: Reuters

White House digs in on US$5 billion demand for Mexico border wall funds, risking partial shutdown of government before Christmas

  • The White House has demanded US$5 billion to partially pay for a wall along the Mexican border
  • Lawmakers have until December 21 to reach an agreement to avoid shutting down the government the next day, three days before Christmas
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The White House is insisting that Congress provide US$5 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties. Photo: Reuters
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