Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) Thursday said that he expects a deal on border security, and avoiding another partial government shutdown, by Monday. Shelby, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, and later described it as a "very positive conversation." A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers is working to come up with a plan by a Feb. 15 deadline. President Trump also sounded a positive note. "We'll see what happens, but I certainly hear that they're working on something, and both sides are moving along," he told reporters. "We'll see what happens. We need border security. We have to have it. It's not an option."
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