Washington is on the brink of another partial government shutdown as Democrats and Republicans in Congress spar over how to resolve a standoff over President Donald Trump’s demand for building a wall on the US-Mexico border.
The threat of a partial shutdown looms large with just five days to go before funding expires on December 7 for several government agencies.
A shutdown would be the second of the year, following a three-day partial government shutdown in January over the status of hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers.
Trump wants $5 billion in funding to construct a wall on America’s southern border as part of any agreement to sign a package of the remaining funding bills for the next fiscal year.
“There is a possible shutdown if we don’t get the wall,” Trump said Thursday as he departed the White House for the G20 Summit in Argentina. “If we don’t get border security, possible…