Feb 12, 2019 08:44 AM IST | Politics
US lawmakers reach tentative deal to avoid government shutdown
"We reached an agreement in principle" on funding border security programs through September 30, Republican Senator Richard Shelby told reporters.
Trump's December demand for $5.7 billion to help construct the border wall triggered a 35-day partial government shutdown that ended last month without him getting wall funding.
The stalled talks restarted in the US Capitol just hours before a scheduled rally in the Texas border city of El Paso, where Trump will promote his promised wall along the US-Mexico border, a proposal opposed by Democrats.
Published Date: Feb 12th, 2019 06:53 AM | Updated Date: Feb 12, 2019 08:44 AM IST
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