Senate border negotiations ‘wrapping up’ as leadership eyes Ukraine vote

The Senate working group negotiating a bipartisan deal on the border is closing in on a compromise that will allow leadership to move tens of billions in aid for Ukraine.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants to put the White House’s request for aid on the floor as soon as this week, but that timeline is largely dependent on how quickly the border security agreement, demanded by Republicans in exchange for further Ukraine funding, materializes.

The negotiators have been stuck on the issue of parole, even as they’ve found common ground on changes to asylum policy. However, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said on Monday that talks were finally “wrapping up” following the weeks-long impasse.

“Our work is largely done,” he told reporters after a meeting with Schumer.

Murphy, the lead Democratic negotiator, declined to say if all of the
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