'Agreement in principle' reached to avert another government shutdown

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 5: Morning sunlight hits the Capitol dome before the departure of the flag-draped casket of the late former President George H.W. Bush at the U.S. Capitol, December 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and 41st president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

It’s being reported that a deal “in principle” has been reached to avert another government shutdown:

Top lawmakers say they have reached a deal to fund the government through the fall, a deal that would resolve ongoing disputes over immigration and — if signed into law by President Trump — stave off a partial government shutdown set to start Saturday.

The deal calls for $1.375 billion for border barriers (55 new miles of bollard fencing, with certain restrictions on location). Democrats have dropped their call for a new cap on interior detention beds, and the overall cap on detention beds drops from 49,057 to 40,520.

This is a developing story and any deal may be blown up by Trump at any moment. 

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