WASHINGTON (AP) Congress is set to resolve its clattering brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion as lawmakers prepare to pass a border security compromise providing a mere sliver of the billions hes demanded for a wall with Mexico and averting a rekindled government shutdown this weekend.
With Trumps halfhearted signature widely expected but hardly guaranteed, congressional leaders planned votes today on the sweeping package. Passage first by the Republican-led Senate, then the Democratic-controlled House, was virtually certain, with sizable numbers of both parties members set to vote yes. Bargainers formally completed the accord moments before midnight Wednesday.
Im sure its going to pass. I dont know of any drama, said House Democrats chief vote-counter, Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.
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