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
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

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
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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