Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) Thursday said he cautioned President Trump against a partial government shutdown over funding for the border wall. Shelby and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) met with the President at the White House, hoping to resolve a feud over funding for the wall. The president wants $5 billion, but Democrats have balked, and threaten to filibuster a spending bill, setting up a possible shutdown. The deadline is December 7th. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Shelby -- chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee -- expressed optimism about getting an agreement.
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