Congressional agreement in principle to avoid a new "shutdown"

The Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017. – JOE RAEDLE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

US parliamentarians have reached an agreement in principle to avoid a new shutdown. Elected officials have until the end of the week to find a compromise to avoid a further partial paralysis of US administrations at the end of the week, announced Monday evening senators after a meeting negotiating, quoted by the US media.

"We found an agreement," said one of the main Republican negotiators, Senator Richard Shelby, quoted by CNN. No details have been given on the content of this agreement, which still needs to be approved by the White House.

Blocking on the wall

The Democrats and Donald Trump have been clashing for weeks around financing a wall on the border with Mexico, called for by the US president.

On January 25, after more than a month of partial paralysis by US administrations, an agreement was found to end the longest shutdown in US history, but it did not provide funding for the federal services involved. until Friday, February 15th.

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