Days From Another Shutdown, Here's What The Negotiators Are Facing

Congressional negotiators are hurtling toward another deadline — Feb. 15 — to avoid a partial government shutdown. A bipartisan group of 17 lawmakers on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are working to reach a deal to fund seven of the 12 outstanding annual bills to fund the federal government.

The controversy centers around just one of the funding measures for the Department of Homeland Security. President Trump waged the longest shutdown in U.S. history because the bill did not include enough money to help build his long-promised “wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Much of the negotiations have centered around what, exactly, counts as a wall — and how much Congress should authorize to pay for construction this fiscal year. Lawmakers are also confronting other sticking points, including…

Original published: 2019-02-11 19:31:47 Read the full New York City News here


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