Border security disagreements threaten spending negotiations as shutdown looms

The final government spending package to avoid a partial shutdown later this week ran into some last-minute snags over the weekend due to lingering disagreements on how to address the surge of illegal immigration at the southern border

Lawmakers were initially expected to release legislative text for the final six appropriations bills on Sunday afternoon in order to schedule a vote this week before government funding is set to lapse for a slew of agencies on Friday night just after midnight. However, a dispute over border security funding has threatened progress on the bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security — heightening the risk of a partial government shutdown. 

Congressional negotiators were close to finalizing a deal on the remaining six appropriations bills by the end of last week. Those bills include Commerce, Justice, and Science; the Department of Defense; Financial Services and General Government; Homeland Security;
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