Lawmakers reach ‘agreement in principle’ in border security talks, with $1.3B for wall

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Congressional negotiators revealed Monday evening that they’ve reached “an agreement in principle” on border security funding that includes $1.3 billion for President Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, much less than the $5.7 billion the White House has requested.

When asked if they had an agreement that President Trump would approve, Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, told reporters: “We think so. We hope so.” Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., the chair of the House Appropriations Committee, declined to give details of the deal but said a final text could be released by Wednesday.

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