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Congress seeks to postpone funding fight over Trump's border wall until after midterms to avert shutdown

Congress seeks to postpone funding fight over Trump's border wall until after midterms to avert shutdown

Congressional leaders from both parties have finalized a plan to avert a government shutdown at month's end over President Donald Trump's demands to fund a border wall. Instead they will aim to postpone that fight until after the November midterm elections.

The bipartisan pact, announced on Thursday by Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., reflects the desire of Republican leaders to avoid a nasty shutdown fight weeks before the midterm elections - even if it means sacrificing, at least for now, one of Trump's most prominent policy goals.

House GOP leadership aides say they believe the White House is on board with their approach, but no one can be...

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