Senate Approves Government Spending Bill; Trump To Sign Bill and Declare National Emergency On Border

By  //  February 14, 2019

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ABOVE VIDEO: Senators speak after the Senate approved a border security package to avert another government shutdown. The bill passed 83-16.

(FOX NEWS) – The Senate on Thursday afternoon approved a border security package to avert another government shutdown, as the White House said President Trump is preparing to take the extraordinary step of declaring a national emergency to obtain additional funding for his long-proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The bill passed 83-16. The border security compromise now heads to the House for a vote.

Before the Senate vote, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the president would sign the compromise bill, and would take executive action to unlock other federal dollars for the wall.

“President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action — including a national emergency — to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border,” Sanders said in a statement.

“The president is once again delivering on his promise to build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country.”

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