WASHINGTON – The tentative agreement to finance the federal government during the fiscal year and avoid a shutdown gives President Donald Trump much less money than he was looking to build a border wall with Mexico.
The agreement reached on Monday night provides almost $ 1.4 billion, not the $ 5.7 billion that the president had demanded and was at the center of the dispute that triggered the record close last month.
The agreement includes 55 miles of metal strips or other types of new fences, not a concrete wall. Fencing would be built in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.
The pact includes money for other border security measures, including advanced inspection at border entry points and customs officials.
The attendees revealed some details on condition of anonymity because the agreement is tentative.