Trump will not sign Senate-passed short-term spending bill says Speaker Ryan


President Donald Trump will not sign the Senate-passed short-term spending bill due to his concerns regarding border security, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis).

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On Wednesday night, the Senate approved a continuing resolution that would keep the government funded until February 8. The House has until before midnight on Friday to pass the short-term spending bill and send it to the president for signature to prevent a partial government shutdown.

However, Trump does not support the Senate’s continuing resolution, which does not include a funding for border wall. The president is demanding $5 billion funding for border wall. His refusal to sign the short-term spending bill increases the possibility of a shutdown on Saturday, just four days before Christmas.

“The president informed us that he will not sign the bill that came up from the Senate last evening because of his legitimate concerns for border security,” said Ryan.

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The House Speaker added that they want to “keep the government open.” They will work on a legislation that includes border security funding. He said, “We also want to see an agreement that protects the border. We have very serious concerns about securing our border.”