Congress Avoids Shutdown, Postpones Battle Over Border Wall

The Senate passed a bill Thursday afternoon to fund the government for another two weeks and avoid a shutdown over Trump’s border wall, Politico reports. The Senate reportedly passed the bill by voice vote after the House passed it earlier Wednesday. The stop-gap measure reportedly gives Trump and Congress “until just before Christmas to resolve” the fight over a wall along the southern border. Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer were reportedly supposed to meet at the White House this week in an attempt to avoid a Christmastime shutdown, but that meeting was postponed after the death of President George H.W. Bush.