GOP rejects cuts to wall funding, Dems threaten filibuster

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GOP rejects cuts to wall funding, Dems threaten filibusterA Republican-controlled Senate committee on Thursday rejected Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump’s latest border wall request and prevent him from again funding the project without congressional approval. Democrats threatened to filibuster a Pentagon spending bill. The Senate Appropriations Committee lined up behind Trump in party-line votes giving preliminary, tentative approval to Trump’s latest $5 billion wall request and blocking a Democratic attempt to prevent Trump from transferring additional Pentagon funds to build the border barrier.