Border Security 'Agreement in Principle' Has Been Reached by Lawmakers

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Published on February 12, 2019 - Duration: 01:12s

Border Security 'Agreement in Principle' Has Been Reached by Lawmakers

Border Security 'Agreement in Principle' Has Been Reached by Lawmakers Negotiators have agreed to a plan that will allow $1.3 billion for barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to Fox News sources, the funds would be allotted for new construction, According to Rep.

Nita Lowey, the proposed plan could be released by Wednesday.

Sen.

Richard Shelby "thinks" and "hopes" the deal will be sufficient for President Trump to approve.

The agreement would need to be pushed through by both houses of Congress and signed by the president by 11:59 p.m.

Friday.

Otherwise, the second partial government shutdown of the year will commence.

Trump has continually requested $5.7 billion for a border wall and mentioned the possibility of declaring a national emergency if those funds aren't received.

Trump spoke at a rally in El Paso, Texas, Monday night where he told supporters that lawmakers were making progress to avoid another shutdown.


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