Senate stalls on border before midnight shutdown deadline: ‘We haven’t made a lot of progress’

The Senate appears to be at a standstill over arguments on border amendments in its large $1.2 trillion spending bill Friday night, just hours away from a possible government shutdown.

Senate Republicans appeared frustrated over the lack of progress on the spending bill, claiming that not much progress was made during the day. The House has already passed the legislation.

“We haven’t made a lot of progress,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) told Politico.

Senate Republicans claim there are a handful of amendments related to immigration and the border that have not been agreed on yet, and the delay could cause negotiations to run into the weekend, thereby shutting down parts of the federal government. 

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said there
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