President Trump’s signature will be needed one last time on a government spending bill before he leaves office, but a deal could be complicated once again by a dispute over border wall funding.
Democrats and Republicans are aiming for an accord on fiscal year 2021 spending ahead of a Dec. 11 deadline, when temporary funding runs out.
Both parties are eager to strike a deal, but they are far apart on funding for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees border security and border wall construction.
Trump, who is contesting the results of the election, requested $2 billion for the wall in the coming fiscal year, and Senate Republicans included $1.96 billion for it in their 2021 spending package.
Completing a wall along the southern border was among Trump’s top 2016 campaign promises and is poised to serve as a key part of his political legacy as he departs the White House.
Each year, he battled Democrats