U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn announced his support for President Trump's border wall as he and house Republicans voted for a short-term spending bill Thursday evening. 

The bill included an amendment that added $5.7 billion for construction of the wall and $8.7 billion for disaster relief, Lamborn's office said in a release.

It passed by a vote of 217-185. The bill now moves to the Senate where it will need 60 votes to pass; its prospects were uncertain, raising the possibility of a partial government shutdown..

Following the house vote, Lamborn declared his support for the president and securing the border. 

"Tonight, I voted to stand with President Trump and fulfill our promise to the American people to fully fund the wall and secure the border," Lamborn said in a Thusday night statement.

"And now it is time for the Senate to do their job. Securing the border should not be a partisan issue. Our country deserves a secure border and immigration laws that put the safety, security and prosperity of Americans first."


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