Negotiators say they've agreed on border bill
WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiators in Congress say they have reached an agreement in principle to fund the government and avoid another partial government shutdown.
The emerging agreement was announced by a group of lawmakers, including Republican Sen. Richard Shelby and Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey, after a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill.
The talks had cratered over the weekend because of Democratic demands to limit immigrant detentions by federal authorities, but lawmakers apparently broke through that impasse Monday evening.
Now they will need the support of President Donald Trump, whose signature will be needed ahead of the deadline at midnight Friday.
If lawmakers don't act, hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be furloughed for a second time this year.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
St. Helena schools set to reopen nearly a month after Hurricane Ida
Baton Rouge researchers optimistic Moderna shot will be deemed safe for kids
Blue Roof Program opens shop in Ascension
Massive fireball shuts down I-10 near Bonnet Carre Spillway
News 2 Geaux: Pfizer says its vaccine is safe for children 5-11