Border fencing near the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in New Mexico, Jan. 18, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo)

Fight Over Trump’s Wall Raises Odds of ‘Continuous’ Stopgap Funding Measures

Congress is moving toward passing a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, but some lawmakers are warning it could be the first in a series of stopgap funding measures over the next year to avoid a fight over President Trump’s border wall.

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the top appropriator in the Senate, said it’s possible Congress will spend the next fiscal year passing several stopgap bills, known as continuing resolutions (CRs).

“I don’t know if we’ll end up in a shutdown, but we could end up with continuous CRs,” he said. “That could be the endgame.”

Read more at The Hill

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