U.S. Senate prevents possible government shutdown after approving government funding.

6 month ago

The US Senate approved funds for several federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to avoid a partial shutdown after Trump threatened to shut the government if his demands were not fulfilled.

the Senate passed the temporary funding bill for about one-quarter of government operations, which the House of Representatives is expected to try to pass this week before a midnight Friday deadline when existing funds expire.

The House of Representatives needs to pass a similar bill to avoid a government shutdown this weekend. House, in which the Republicans currently has a majority, is expected to pass the bill, but unlikely to include funding for the border wall.

Trump said in an Oval Office meeting with top congressional Democratic leaders last week that he would be "proud" to shut down part of the government in service of forcing Congress to give him the full USD 5 billion he wants for a border wall.