Political and Legislative

Bipartisan Deal to Avert Shutdown Held Up Over DHS Fight

A bipartisan deal to fund swaths of the government and avert a shutdown later this week is hitting a snag as negotiations over the annual Homeland Security Department (DHS) spending bill sputter.

The package initially planned for release Sunday would have included five full-year funding bills covering the departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and State, along with the Internal Revenue Service and general government and foreign operations.

Congressional leaders had also planned for a stopgap measure for DHS, seen as the toughest funding bill in the bunch, as deep partisan divisions remain in Washington on the border and immigration.

Read the source article at The Hill

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