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Bills passed to end US govt shutdown

  • Published at 10:17 am January 4th, 2019
Nancy Pelosi
File photo: Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi talks about the partial government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington Reuters

Trump has threatened a veto of the legislation that would fund homeland security operations until February 8

The new US House Democratic majority on Thursday approved two measures that would end a two-week partial government shutdown, but an impasse remains as the bills provide no money for US President Donald Trump's border wall.

Trump has threatened a veto of the legislation that would fund homeland security operations until February 8 and several other agencies through September because they do not provide any money for a wall that Trump has demanded by constructed on the US border with Mexico.

The Republican-run Senate has said it may not even vote on the legislation.

The new House speaker, veteran Democrat Nancy Pelosi, stood firm shortly before the vote saying no funding for a border wall would be made available.