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US shutdown talks stall ahead of deadline

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 11, 2019 14:50

US shutdown talks stall ahead of deadline

Talks between congressional Republicans and Democrats aimed at averting another US government shutdown have broken down without agreement. The negotiators were hoping for a deal by to give Congress time to pass legislation by Friday, when last month’s federal funding deal runs out. The disagreement centres on President Donald Trump’s insistence on a bill that funds a US-Mexico border wall. The previous shutdown, lasting 35 days, was the longest in US history.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 11, 2019 14:50

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