icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
12 Feb, 2019 02:13

Senators say bipartisan deal reached 'in principle' to avert 2nd shutdown

Senators from the Democratic and Republican parties have said that an agreement has been struck to prevent another government shutdown, AP reports, citing Republican Sen. Richard Shelby and Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey. The lawmakers announced the long-awaited breakthrough after a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill on Monday evening, just ahead of US President Donald Trump's address at a rally in Texas. The details of the deal have not been revealed. The negotiations dragged on over the weekend with little progress, as Democrats insisted on capping immigrant detentions by federal authorities – a demand the GOP categorically rejected. Trump signed a three-week stopgap bill to reopen the government after a record-breaking shutdown began on January 25. He also warned he would invoke another shutdown if Senate Democrats did not agree to fund his border wall.

If you like this story, share it with a friend!