Negotiators may reach an agreement this week; Shutdown not on card

Some good news is on card for the federal employees and it is learned the Congressional negotiators would be reaching an agreement at the end of this week to avert another partial government shutdown.

Emerging from talks Monday night the four lead bipartisan negotiators gestured an agreement has been reached on all the issues including funding for the US-Mexico border wall.

Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby declined to give detail information about the talks but said they got an agreement on all when asked whether it includes a resolution to the detention bed issue and funding for wall.

Democratic aide said the negotiators are very close to an agreement.

Earlier Monday a Democratic aide said the negotiators are very close to an agreement and it is being checked whether the proposal would pass into the House.

The negotiating race is currently against time and lawmakers are trying to reach a common ground to the earliest for an agreement on border security that will pass in the House and signed by President Trump as law. Friday midnight is the deadline to prevent another partial government shutdown.

By the end of the week about one-fourth of funding for federal government will run out.

By the end of the week about one-fourth of funding for federal government will run out.

Talks broke down over the weekend but it looked as if the shutdown would resume, but four top Democrat and Republican kept meeting Monday too in an effort to broker a deal.

Top House Republican Rep. Kay Granger was asked what about difference between weekend and Monday meeting. He said, “Maybe we got sleep.”

Paul Linus