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US lawmakers reach tentative deal to avoid government shutdown

Updated : February 12, 2019 08:44 AM IST

"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.
US lawmakers reach tentative deal to avoid government shutdown
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