Bor­der se­cu­rity talks break down

The Columbus Dispatch - - Front Page - By Emily Cochrane, Mag­gie Haber­man and Eric Schmitt The New York Times

WASH­ING­TON — Bi­par­ti­san talks to reach a bor­der se­cu­rity agree­ment have stalled, law­mak­ers and aides said Sun­day, im­per­il­ing ef­forts to pre­vent an­other gov­ern­ment shut­down days be­fore the Fri­day dead­line.

Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the Repub­li­can chair­man of the Se­nate Ap­pro­pri­a­tions Com­mit­tee and a key fig­ure in the ne­go­ti­a­tions, con­firmed the im­passe Sun­day, say­ing he was “not con­fi­dent we’re go­ing to get there.”

“I’ll say 50-50 we get a deal,” Shelby said, speak­ing on “Fox News Sun­day.” “The specter of a shut­down is al­ways out there.”

The 17 House and Se­nate law­mak­ers who are ne­go­ti­at­ing, known as a con­fer­ence com­mit­tee, had set an in­for­mal dead­line of Mon­day to reach a deal, be­cause

Congress would need that much time to con­sider the leg­is­la­tion with­out waiv­ing pro­ce­dural rules and still pass it by Fri­day, when fund­ing for

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