Democrats re­ject new GOP plan to pay for wall

The Wichita Eagle - - News -

Con­gres­sional Democrats said Thurs­day they’re pre­pared to re­ject a new GOP plan to get Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump the money he’s de­mand­ing for his bor­der wall – es­ca­lat­ing the chances of a par­tial gov­ern­ment shut­down next week.

The new plan would de­liver $5 bil­lion for Trump’s U.S.-Mex­ico bor­der wall by di­vid­ing the ex­pen­di­ture over two years – $2.5 bil­lion in 2019 and $2.5 bil­lion in 2020.

But Democrats, who have re­jected the idea of spend­ing $5 bil­lion on a wall Trump claimed Mex­ico would pay for, said split­ting the money up over two years did not make it more palat­able.

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