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Funding Measure: Monday Night and Metal Slats

funding measure: They tentatively agreed Monday night to far less money for President Donald Trump's border wall than the White House's 5.7 billion wish list, settling for a figure of nearly 1.4 billion, according to congressional aides, according to CTV. The funding measure is through the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. Republicans were desperate to avoid another bruising shutdown. The agreement means 55 miles of new fencing -- constructed through existing designs such as metal slats instead of a concrete wall -- but far less than the 215 miles the White House demanded in December. With the government being shut down, the spectre of another shutdown this close, what brought us back together I thought tonight was we didn't want that to happen again, said Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala. The fencing would be built in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. ( As reported in the news.