WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives has passed a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown by midnight Friday.
Lawmakers bowed to President Trump’s demands and added $5 billion to fund a wall on the U.S. – Mexico border.
Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Trump there were not enough votes in the House to pass his border wall request.
The measure passed by a vote of 217 – 185, and now heads to the Senate. That body is expected to hold a vote Friday afternoon.
If the bill fails in the Senate, funding will expire for a quarter of the federal government.