‘Dif­fi­cult’ talks to avoid shut­down hit snags in Con­gress over immi­gra­tion and UNRWA

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‘Difficult’ talks to avoid shutdown hit snags in Congress over immigration and UNRWA

Sen­a­tors say they are con­cerned that a bicam­er­al dis­pute over the appro­pri­a­tions bill fund­ing the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty could derail efforts to avert a gov­ern­ment shut­down. 
The House and Sen­ate have until March 22 to pass the final six of the 12 appro­pri­a­tions bills that fund the gov­ern­ment and nar­row­ly avert­ed a par­tial shut­down by pass­ing the first set of six last week. Appro­pri­a­tors are strug­gling to reach a deal on the six remain­ing bills, which fund the Pen­ta­gon, State Depart­ment, Labor Depart­ment, Health and Human Ser­vices Depart­ment, DHS, and for­eign oper­a­tions.
“My infor­ma­tion is they’ve made a lit­tle progress, but they’re not there,” Sen. John Kennedy (R‑LA), who serves on the Sen­ate Appro­pri­a­tions …