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A deal has been reached “in principle” by congressional negotiators on a spending bill that may help avoid another Government Shutdown on Friday. The hope is that bill with satisfy President Donald Trump’s demands for additional border security.

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According to Politico, the tentative deal includes $1.375 billion for physical barriers. It also includes a total of 55 miles, which is just 9 miles shy of Trump’s last budget request.

Democrats agreed to drop their demand to restrict the number of people who can be detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a time. Negotiators agreed to fund a total of 40,520 detention beds for ICE, a roughly 17 percent reduction from current levels.

The deal reportedly has the support of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Donald Trump Still Has To Sign The Bill To Avoid Shutdown.


Source: Politico

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