Congress to hold off on border wall funding until after midterm elections

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 10:26 AM PT – Fri. Sept. 14, 2018

Congress votes to hold off on securing funding for the border wall until after midterm elections.

FILE – In this June 8, 2006, file photo, members of the National Guard work on construction of a border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border next to San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico.  (AP Photo/David Maung, File)

Lawmakers made the decision Thursday, in an effort to avoid a possible government shutdown.

Before the move, Congress had until September 30th to sign off on a new financial package

The decision will extend a lifeline to several pending funding bills for the military and energy sectors, which were due to run out on October first.

This comes after President Trump signaled he may consider a government shutdown if congress did not pass a fair deal to fund the border wall.