Border Security Brawl Seems Near A Serene Resolution

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FILE – In this March 5, 2018, file photo, boys look through an older section of the border structure from Mexicali, Mexico, alongside a newly-constructed, taller section, left, in Calexico, Calif. A federal appeals court has rejected arguments by the state of California and environmental groups who tried to block reconstruction of sections of the […]

Congress is set to resolve its border security brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion.
    
Lawmakers are preparing to pass a compromise providing just a sliver of the billions Trump has demanded for a wall with Mexico. It would also avert a rekindled government shutdown this weekend and finance dozens of federal agencies for the rest of the fiscal year.
    
Congressional leaders plan Thursday votes on the package. Passage is expected first in the Republican-led Senate, then the Democratic-controlled House.
    
Trump’s signature is expected, though it’s hardly guaranteed.
    
Trump’s assent would end a raucous legislative saga that commenced before Christmas and saw Trump force a record 35-day partial federal shutdown.
    
The bipartisan deal contrasts with the parties’ long-running clashes over health care, taxes and investigations of the president.

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