Law­mak­ers of­fer stop­gap bill to avert shut­down

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Con­gres­sional lead­ers in­tro­duced a two-week fund­ing bill Mon­day to avert a par­tial gov­ern­ment shut­down over Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s border wall, as busi­ness in the Capi­tol came to a stand­still for cer­e­monies hon­or­ing former Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush.

The stop­gap mea­sure would keep the gov­ern­ment funded through Dec. 21, two weeks af­ter a Fri­day dead­line when fund­ing for part of the gov­ern­ment, in­clud­ing the Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity, is set to ex­pire.

The mea­sure comes as Trump on Mon­day pres­sured Democrats to fund his promised border wall.

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