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Arizona Sen. Sinema ready to bargain on border wall to end shutdown

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A trio of javelina blocked from entering Mexico by an existing portion of border wall. /Matt Clark

 

By KTAR.com

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has joined a bipartisan group of legislators who planned to tell President Donald Trump in a letter they were willing to beef up border security if it would end the government shutdown.

A representative from Sinema’s office said Wednesday in an email to KTAR News 92.3 FM that the senator had signed a draft of the letter.

The website Politico published a draft of the letter.

The letter read, in part:

As you know, on January 6, your Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Russell Vought, submitted an appropriation request for addressing the humanitarian and security challenges at our nation’s southern border . . .

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