Deal, government shutdown, or national emergency?

David Blake
February 11, 2019 - 2:21 pm

The Republic/USA TODAY NETWORK

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Time is running out in Congress to reach an immigration and border security deal or face another possible partial government shutdown. The deadline is Friday.

President Trump continues to receive support from Senator John Kennedy and Congressman Steve Scalise. Both Republicans appeared on WWL Radio this morning.

Kennedy offered his guess on what's going to happen.

''I think what the President is going to do is declare a national emergency and go ahead and build his wall,'' said Kennedy.

Kennedy added that for increased security we need more agents and more technology including drones.

Minority Whip Steve Scalise thought they had a compromise with the Democrats, but that fell through.

''That's what the breakdown of the money comes up to and they've got to put something on the table in order to secure the border,'' Scalise said.

Scalise says the $5.7 billion dollar price tag is what the president's experts have repeatedly listed as what is needed for security.

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