Richard Shelby

Lawmakers say they have tentative deal on border funding to avert a second shutdown

Lawmakers say they have tentative deal on border funding to avert a second shutdown

Key lawmakers said late Monday that they had reached a tentative agreement over immigration rules and funding for border barriers, a deal that if signed by President Donald Trump would avert another government shutdown set to start at week's end.

White House officials did not have an immediate comment on the preliminary deal, which would fall far short of Trump's demands for funding to build more than 200 miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. And while congressional negotiators said they were hopeful Trump would sign off on the deal, they said they had not been given assurances.

The breakthrough in Congress came after a slog of meetings between top negotiators in the...

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