Lawmakers reach deal ‘in principle’ to fund government, avoid another shutdown


Lawmakers on Capitol Hill said Monday that they’ve reached a deal “in principle” that will fund the government through the fall and avoid another government shutdown slated to begin in four days.

The apparent agreement was announced by a bipartisan group of senators after a closed-door negotiating meeting on Monday evening.

President Trump would need to sign off on any agreement to avoid a second shutdown in the past few months.

Talks between the two parties crashed over the weekend in part because Democrats sought to limit the amount of immigrant detentions by the federal government.

The parties appear to have reached a deal to end the impasse on Monday.

With Wires