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McAdams: Border wall could be part of shutdown solution

(Photo: Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

WASHINGON DC — A Utah Congressman has joined other Democrats in offering President Trump a deal– end the partial government shutdown, then we’ll vote on a border wall.

Democrat Ben McAdams signed a letter calling for leadership in both parties to vote.

“I support border security, and I support Dreamers. But we need to end the shutdown,” said McAdams on the House floor on Wednesday.

He outlined the problems he says he sees in Utah as a result, including uncertainty among families and small businesses.

“Congressman McAdams believes there should be a vote on border security measures that all sides can debate and formulate,” Heyrend told the Deseret News. “A border barrier could be part of that debate and vote.”