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Mark Meadows supports Trump on 3-week continuing resolution

January 25, 2019

Rep. Mark Meadows backed President Trump’s play to reopen the government Friday, but warned the border wall battle isn’t over.

As a prominent member of the House Freedom Caucus, Mr. Meadows was instrumental in pushing the president away from supporting the first appropriation bill in December.

Now, Mr. Meadows is cheering Mr. Trump’s decision to allow the government to reopen for three weeks until Feb. 15, while Congress continues to negotiate border security funds.

“The President is sticking by his commitment to keep our communities safe and has assured me that nothing will deter him from accomplishing that goal,” the North Carolina Republican wrote in a statement. “Democrats now have yet another opportunity to come to the table and negotiate.”

Mr. Meadows warned that should negotiations fail yet again, “executive action is still very much under consideration.”

Mr. Trump first floated the idea of declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress in early January, but talk of such a move has dwindled in recent days.

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