Border showdown looms over State of the Union

Federal Times: President Donald Trump called on Congress to take up border security and wall construction as they work on developing a funding package for the remainder of fiscal 2019, returning to a signature campaign pledge that was at the heart of a recent fierce debate, Capitol Hill dysfunction and the longest government shutdown in history.

“Republicans and Democrats must join forces again to confront an urgent national crisis,” Trump said during his Feb. 5 State of the Union address, calling the border wall a “moral issue.”

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