A major Republican involved in negotiations with a border security agreement said that the talks were in a deadline with a deadline to prevent another government closure quickly approaching.
"I think talks have gone astray today. I hope we get the gym later this day or in the morning because time is pushed away, but we've got some problems with Democrats dealing with [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] that sets criminals to enter the US And they want a cover With them, we do not want a cap on that, "said Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala, at a Fox News Sunday interview.
Shelby is among the two groups of lawmakers working to reach agreement on a border security agreement before Friday, when funding for in a slew of government agencies will be expired. A 35-day partial shutdown of government was completed last month after President Trump signed a stopgap proposal.
A point of argument for congressional entrepreneurs is funding for a wall along the southern border, where Trump wants $ 5.7 billion. Democrats are in conflict with the need.
Law workers work on Camp David at the weekend for further White House chief housekeeper Mick Mulvaney's action, although Shelby and Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Also working on a border deal, shutdown is possible.
"I'm not positive we will end up in a deal, but in this group of people and relatives from the House, I think we will replace something related to the restraint beds, with barriers, technology, challenges we have at the southern border in an appropriate way, "Tester said, joining Shelby on" Fox News Sunday, ". Shelby's Lead was right, time was the essence. We must move forward, we need to keep them well but very expectable, not positive, but hoping we can agree. "
White House staff leader Mick Mulvaney, acting lawmakers at Camp David this weekend to work in a deal, does not rule out another government shutdown.
] "The president must sign a piece of law to keep the government open. He could not sign everything they had set before him. There will be some things we do not agree with, "Mulvaney said in the" Fox News Week. "" So government shutdown is still in the table. We do not want it to come at that, but that option is still open to the president and will remain so. "
Meanwhile, Shelby said that there was a" 50-50 "chance that they reached an agreement, and mentioned Monday effective is a deadline for lawmakers in terms of transfer of law through the House and Senate