First round of border wall negotiations to take place Wednesday

January 28, 2019

Congressional negotiators scheduled the first public round of negotiations on the border wall for Wednesday.

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey announced the move in a statement Monday, moving quickly to follow up on the agreement last week that ended the monthlong government shutdown.

Known officially as a “conference committee,” the meeting will feature negotiators from the House and Senate, tasked with working on a new appropriations bill for the Homeland Security Department for 2019.

That bill, and a disagreement over border wall money, caused the shutdown.

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