February 14, 2019 / 8:18 PM / 4 months ago

Trump to sign border security bill, declare national emergency: McConnell

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas, U.S., February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that President Donald Trump told him he would sign a bipartisan border security bill and at the same time declare a national emergency to make available additional funds for a wall along the southern border.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by David Alexander and Makini Brice; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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