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‘We’re building the wall anyway,’ Trump said of the deal reached in Congress late Monday Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.56am GMT Thanks for sticking with us through another eventful day. 3.49am GMT The Guardian’s Tom McCarthy has the details on the agreement reached by Democratic and Republican leaders late Monday to avoid another government shutdown: The agreement would allocate far less money for Trump’s border wall than the White House’s $5.7bn wish list, settling for a figure of nearly $1.4bn, according to congressional aides. The funding measure is through the fiscal year, which ends 30 September. The agreement means 55 miles of new fencing — constructed through existing designs such as metal slats instead of a concrete wall — but far less than the 215 miles the White House demanded in December. The fencing would be built in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Continue reading...