February 12, 2019 / 1:56 AM / 9 days ago

U.S. Senator Shelby says 'agreement in principle' reached on border security

FILE PHOTO: Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) arrives for a meeting with U.S. House-Senate conferees to receive a closed briefing from U.S. Border Patrol career professionals, who discuss "the challenges they face protecting the U.S.-Mexico border" at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Richard Shelby, one of the congressional negotiators working on border security funding, said late on Monday that an “agreement in principle” had been reached.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting of negotiators, Shelby did not give an outline of the deal but said staff members will work out the details.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by David Alexander

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