Government Shutdown Looms Larger As President Seeks Funding For Border Wall

Last week, President Trump threatened to force a government shutdown if Congress did not provide funding for a wall along America’s southern border with Mexico.

In April of this year, Congress reached an agreement on a budget to fund the federal government through September 30, 2017, forcing Congress back to the negotiating table next month in order to agree to a new budget beyond that date.  At a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday night, the president told his supporters that if “we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.”  He further stated that “one way or another, we’re going to get that wall.”

But as President Trump threatened a shutdown, many Republicans in Congress remained sk