Democratic aides said Tuesday that Trump's request for additional
"There are some good parts to it, there are not some good parts to it and we'll have to separate the wheat from the chaff," Minority Leader
"They realized that they are not going to be able to get a good bill done without treating
Trump has opposed additional aid to the
The disaster legislation has been held up in the
"We're this close," said Sen.
But Shelby's demand to boost
The addition of border funding to the long-sought hurricane and flood aid measure — which ballooned to
The goal is to reach a House-Senate agreement that could finally speed the bill through the
"I'm not going to be sending members of either party home to these storm- and flood-ravaged states without at least some action, preferably a deal that the president will sign," McConnell said.
The aides spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly about negotiations.