Congressional bargainers seem close to clinching a border security agreement that would avert a new government shutdown.
Leaders of both parties are voicing optimism and the top GOP negotiator is saying he believes President Donald Trump would back the emerging accord.
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It could take days to nail down final details and unexpected problems could develop, especially with Trump’s penchant for head-snapping changes of mind.
But participants say a handshake could come any day on a spending package for physical barriers along the Southwest border and other security measures.
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An accord would end a confrontation that has dominated the opening weeks of divided government.
Congress has until Feb. 15 to approve an agreement before the government runs out of money.
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