Will the Government Shut Down Again? Trump Threatens Veto of Spending Bill Over DACA, Border Wall

President Donald Trump threatened to use his veto powers Friday on the recently passed omnibus spending bill over a lack of funding for his proposed border wall and legislation to help the so-called Dreamers. His words raised the possibility of a second government shutdown in two months.

The Senate passed the $1.3 trillion bill just after midnight Friday, less than a day after the House pushed the threat of another shutdown until just before this year's midterm elections. The bill covers the government's budget until September 30, following months of negotiations between Republicans and Democrats. The last shutdown took place January 20 to January 22.

The chances of a shutdown appear slim. Most members of Congress have already left Washington for regular work in their states. The House is currently out of session and will not return until April 10, while the Senate will start a state work period Monday through April 6.

However, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) was still in town and encouraged Trump to veto the bill, describing part of it as "grotesque."

Trump accused Democrats of abandoning Dreamers, immigrants brought to the country by their parents at young ages and currently partially protected by the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA), and claimed there were not enough funds for a U.S.-Mexico border wall needed for "our National Defense."

"I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded," Trump said.

Trump, who campaigned and promised a massive wall, received roughly $1.6 billion in funding for additional barriers along the border.

The president had expressed displeasure with the bill earlier this week. Trump tweeted Wednesday that his administration was able to secure the wall funding and an increase in military spending, but that he "had to waste money on Dem giveaways in order to take care of military pay."

"Got $1.6 Billion to start Wall on Southern Border, rest will be forthcoming. Most importantly, got $700 Billion to rebuild our Military, $716 Billion next year...most ever. Had to waste money on Dem giveaways in order to take care of military pay increase and new equipment," Trump said.

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