Lawmakers Seek to Break Immigration Impasse – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The committee tasked with hammering out a deal on border security will meet for the first time on Wednesday, with a deadline to avert a second government shutdown looming.

The 17-member bipartisan and bicameral committee must strike a deal on Department of Homeland Security funding that President Trump will sign by Feb. 15, or the government could face another partial shutdown that would affect 800,000 federal employees who just returned to work. The group, which was set by party leadership, is full of deal makers…

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