On Monday night, Congressional negotiators reached a tentative agreement to prevent another government shutdown. As part of the agreement, $1.4 billion of funding is included for 55 miles of new fencing along the Rio Grande River on the United States/Mexico border using existing designs such as metal slats and not a concrete wall.
This funding is much less than than the $5.7 billion the White House had requested for 215 miles of wall. It's also less than the $1.8 billion that a bipartisan group of lawmakers approved in December. President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected this offer to send the country into its longest shutdown.