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Kansas Senator Moran Wants to Delay Border Wall Discussion

Senator Moran speaking with members of the Kansas Board of Education during a stop in Topeka. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Lawmakers in Washington must approve spending legislation or face a government shutdown, and discussion of funding a border wall is complicating the situation. Republican Kansas Senator Jerry Moran said during a stop in Topeka that he hopes they reach a solution in time.
 
President Trump has called for budget bills to include funding for a wall on the Mexican border. That has drawn opposition from some members of Congress. If both sides dig in, that could cause a government shutdown.

Moran wants talk of funding a border wall to wait until next fiscal year.
 
“Because I think a government shutdown is a mistake. I think it has significant consequences," said Moran. "Sometimes, Kansans will say ‘shut her down. I can’t tell the difference.’ I can point out many instances in which there is a difference."
 
To avoid that shutdown, lawmakers will need to approve a spending bill, or an extension, before the end of the week.

Stephen Koranda has more:


 

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