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GOP senator: Border deal is ‘a very good compromise’

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Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) said Thursday that she believes a spending bill reached by congressional appropriators that includes about $1.4 billion for border security is “a very good compromise.”

“Maybe burned once here badly … led to us, I think, a very good compromise that gives the president the ability to move forward with the plan that the professionals have told us they want and need at the border,” Capito said on CNN’s “New Day.” 

“It’s a great down payment for the president’s longer-term plan,” she added. “It puts us on a track for significant improvements.” 

{mosads}The compromise bill, released late Wednesday, includes $1.375 billion for a barrier at the southern border. This is significantly less money that the $5.7 billion President Trump called for to construct a border wall.

The Senate and House are both slated to vote on the measure on Thursday.

Trump would then need to sign the spending bill by Friday to avoid another partial government shutdown.

The president told reporters he is “not happy” with the compromise bill because it does not provide all of the funds that he asked for.

Late last year, he said that he would be proud to shut down the government for a border wall. During the 35-down shutdown, his approval rating plummeted and many federal workers had to work without pay. 

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