US shutdown: Parties in fresh talks as next deadline looms
February 12, 2019 10:54 am
Democratic and Republican negotiators are meeting today to try to reach a deal on border security and avoid another government shutdown.
They remain divided on the detention of undocumented immigrants and on funding for President Donald Trump’s promised border wall with Mexico.
The previous shutdown lasted 35 days and was the longest in US history.
Congress has until Friday to pass legislation before the current federal funding agreement runs out.
The previous shutdown ended on January 25th as lawmakers agreed to negotiate.