House Democrats have prepared spending bills to end shutdown: aide

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Democrats in the House of Representatives have prepared bills that would end the ongoing partial government shutdown, a senior Democratic aide told CNBC on Monday.

The plan would fund the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 8. The remaining government agencies affected by the shutdown would be funded through September via separate bills. Democrats will gain control of the lower chamber of Congress on Thursday.

The funding for the DHS would not include the $5 billion President Donald Trump has demanded to fund his proposed border wall.

The proposal, which has not yet been formally announced, is likely to face strong opposition from Trump who has vowed to do “whatever it takes” to secure funding for the wall.

To overcome a presidential veto, at least 55 Republicans would have to vote with every Democrat in the House.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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