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House, Senate Adjourn Ahead of Midnight Government Shutdown Deadline

The House and Senate adjourned on Friday night, significantly increasing the chances of a partial government shutdown at midnight. The House passed a funding bill Thursday that provides more than $5 billion for a border wall, but the Senate won’t be able to pass that legislation. Instead, senators agreed late Friday to only hold a vote on a proposal that Trump and congressional leaders from both parties can agree on. Trump has demanded that any spending bill include funds for a border wall, while Democrats have rejected that. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) declared on Friday night that “his wall will not have 60 votes in the Senate.”