Key Appropriator Says Border Deal Is ‘Tenuous’

Key Appropriator Says Border Deal Is ‘Tenuous’

House-Senate appropriations negotiators continued working toward a spending deal Monday night, with a “tenuous” agreement on border wall funding, according to Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.).

The border wall is the biggest issue left to settle as lawmakers try to pass all 12 spending bills before current government spending runs out Dec. 20.

Her House counterpart, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), told CQ the final bill will likely fund border construction at roughly the current levels with the President keeping the authority to reprogram funds to move to the wall.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the House may vote on appropriations bills this week but that it’s “more probable early next week,” also according to CQ.

Army photo of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito by Sgt. Sean Harding

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