New shutdown threat as United States budget talks stall

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Following the longest partial government in USA history, which lasted a total of 35 days, a special bipartisan committee of 14 lawmakers from both the House and the Senate was formed to reach a deal on border security.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., on Sunday lashed out at congressional Democrats for not being "serious" about border security, charging they've ignored the best advice from experts on the issue.

In answer to Wallace asking how close they are, Mulvaney said that it's not so much the content of what was leaked but the fact that someone spent three months doing it that is the problem. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that Democrats were trying to create a distraction after "a very bad week" of news.

Bargainers clashed Sunday over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, tossing a new hurdle before negotiators hoping to strike a border security compromise for Congress to pass this coming week.

Speaking Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said he "honestly" did not know whether a deal was close and would not rule out a government shutdown by the end of the week. While the Democrats want the number of beds to be lowered, the Republicans advocate its increase as part of an effort to speed up immigrant deportations.

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Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are still at loggerheads over Trump's $5.7 billion wall funding proposal.

Negotiators had also been looking at between $1.3bn and $2bn in funding for Mr Trump's proposed border wall, a long way off the $5.7bn the president has been demanding, reports said.

"As long as the goalposts continue moving, there's really no way we can lock in on an agreement, " said Republican Representative Tom Graves of Georgia, who serves on the conference committee, said on ABC's "This Week".

One sticking point has been the Democrats' demand for funding fewer detention beds for people arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

"I'll say 50-50 we get a deal", Mr. Shelby told Fox.

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And Senator Jon Tester, Democrat of Montana, said on Fox News that he was "not positive we'll get to a deal".

Republicans balked at the Democrats' sub-cap offer, the source said. Now, with the awful offers being made by them to the Border Committee, I actually believe they want a Shutdown. Deutsche Bank became a critical lender to Trump in the late 1990s when major US banks refused to do business with the NY real estate developer after repeated bankruptcies.

"They are offering very little money for the desperately needed Border Wall & now, out of the blue, want a cap on convicted violent felons to be held in detention!", he tweeted.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby and Sen. "But it's going to have to include funding that will allow us to secure the border, and it will have to include funding for some sort of a barrier".

"You can not take a shutdown off the table, and you can not take $5.7 (billion) off the table", Mulvaney told NBC.

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