Congressional negotiators worked over the weekend in hopes of finalizing a spending deal for a Monday vote to avert another partial government shutdown, but Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) said on Fox News Sunday talks have stalled over border security issues. "We've got some problems with the Democrats dealing with [Immigration and Customs Enforcement]," Shelby said. "I'm not confident we're going to get there. I'm hoping we will get there." Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), also on Fox News Sunday, struck a slightly more positive note. "We are not to a point where we can announce a deal; negotiations are still going on," he told host Chris Wallace. "There are good people on this committee, so I have confidence that hopefully we will get something done very soon."
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