(Washington, DC-AP) – President Trump says the odds for a partial government shutdown are “probably very good.” Trump told reporters at the White House today Democrats are to blame if a bill that would fund the government goes down in flames in the Senate.
The funding bill the House passed last night includes more than five-billion dollars for a wall. But the measure was dead on arrival in the Senate, where it takes 60 votes to approve funding bills. There are only 51 Senate Republicans and all 49 Democrats oppose to the House bill. If an agreement isn’t reached soon, parts of the federal government will close at midnight.