Congress Comes to Agreement on Border Security
President Trump says he’s not happy
When President Trump signed a stop-gap spending bill, he told lawmakers they have until February 15 to arrive at a compromise over a border wall, or a second shutdown could occur. For the past two weeks, members of both chambers of Congress and from both major political parties have negotiated on border security and spending in an attempt to avoid such a shutdown.
Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama and Representative Nita Lowey of New York announced that the committee “made a deal in principle” following a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill. Senator Shelby said their staffs are working “feverishly” to put all the particulars together.
President Trump said he has reservations about the deal, but he does not think parts of the government will shut down for the second time. He did not immediately commit to signing the agreement, but is taking a wait-and-see position until the final legislative piece is presented. Legislation is expected by late Tuesday or early Wednesday.
In a Cabinet meeting, he said, “I’m not happy.” However, he added, “I don’t think you’re going to see a shutdown.”
- For the staff attorneys who are working on putting together the legislation that will include all of the particulars of the bipartisan border deal.
For President Trump as he decides whether to sign the measure once he sees the final details.