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At El Paso Rally, Trump Demands: We Must Finish The Wall

3 monthes ago   |   By NPR

Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Scott Horsley and Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of El Paso, about President Trump's visit there, and a tentative deal reached by negotiators on border security funding.
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The tentative deal to avoid a 2nd shutdown would give Trump less than 25% of what he wants for the wall

The tentative deal to avoid a 2nd shutdown would give Trump less than 25% of what he wants for the wall

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Lawmakers reached a tentative deal on border security funding Monday that they hope will avert another government shutdown.
It includes $1.375 billion to build a barrier at the border - less than a quarter of the $5.7 billion Trump demanded in December, triggering the first shutdown.
A lead Republican negotiator said lawmakers "hope" Trump will sign the bill, and that the White House had been kept up-to-date. It would also need to pass both houses of Congress.
Trump made it clear at a rally later on Monday that he wants the full wall built.
Lawmakers negotiating a new border security deal...
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As Trump Makes Case For Border Wall, Lawmakers Reach Deal

3 monthes ago   |   By CBS

EL PASO, Texas - President Donald Trump headed to the Texas border on Monday to argue his case that walls work as Democrats and Republicans back home in Washington announced a deal had been reached to avoid another government shutdown.
Trump was bound for El Paso, aiming to reshape the debate around the wall following a damaging shutdown fight and with his signature 2016 campaign promise hanging in limbo. In a case of pointed political counterprogramming, Beto O'Rourke, the former Democratic congressman from Texas now mulling a presidential run, planned an evening El Paso march and rally...
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