GUEST: Lindsay Koshgarian, Research Director at National Priorities Project.
BACKGROUND: The House and Senate on Thursday passed a stopgap funding measure to keep the federal government funded for two weeks and postpone a political battle over funding for Trump’s border wall.
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi who is seeking the position of House Speaker next
Trump wants $5 billion for the wall. Some Democratic leaders, rather than outright reject that figure, have said that they will back $1.6 billion for the wall and/or immigration enforcement at the border
#The new deadline for a federal government spending bill is now December 21.