December 20, 2018 / 4:29 PM / a month ago

Pelosi reiterates opposition to border wall funds in U.S. spending bill

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday reiterated her party’s stance that legislation allowing the government to sidestep a partial shutdown cannot include funds for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, as the White House continued to push for the funding.

“We’re right in the middle of a sort of meltdown on the part of Republicans,” Pelosi said at a press briefing. Republicans were expected to hold a second closed-door meeting on the measure later on Thursday. (Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Ginger Gibson; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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