A Key GOP Senator Trying To Stop A 2nd Shutdown Says There's A '50-50' Chance The Government Will Gr
Sen. Richard Shelby, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee said that negotiations between the 17 Democrats and Republicans on the border conference committee had "stalled".
Adding that there was a "50-50" chance they would reach an agreement.
President Donald Trump reopened the government for three weeks to end the record 35-day partial shutdown, but those funds are due to run out on Saturday, February 16, at 12:01 a.m.
Congress must bring an agreement to Trump's desk on Friday, February 15, to keep the government funded.
But in practice, reaching an agreement may be even more urgent than that.
Lawmakers face an unofficial deadline of Monday to reach an agreement so the legislation to keep funding the government could pass through both the House before then.