The 82-15 vote came days before the Sept. 30 deadline when government funding would expire if Congress didn’t act. The House passed the same measure last week, so Senate passage of the short-term spending bill sends it to Trump for his signature. He is expected to sign it.
Like last year, when Congress denied Trump some of the money he was seeking for his U
Last winter, the dispute over the wall ended up in a 35-day partial government shutdown.
This year, there are also unresolved divisions on other issues, including how much money should be devoted to domestic programs championed by Democrats, as opposed to Pentagon operations that are a priority for Republicans.
The disputes have arisen even though lawmakers and the administration came together over the summer to agree on a sweeping two-year deal that set top-line budget numbers and suspended the debt ceiling until after the 2020 election.
It remains uncertain how