December 20, 2018 / 6:31 PM / a month ago

House Republican leaders: Trump will not sign funding bill from Senate

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will not sign legislation to fund the federal government that passed the U.S. Senate, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters after a meeting with the president on Thursday.

Ryan, speaking alongside U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy outside the White House, said Trump wanted any spending agreement to secure the U.S. border. House Republicans had serious concerns over funding and the wall but want to keep the government open, Ryan said ahead of Friday’s midnight deadline. (Reporting by Steve Holland, Tim Ahmann and Makini Brice Writing by Susan Heavey Editing by Bill Trott)

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