South Dakota Delegation Reacts to Efforts to Prevent Another Shutdown


The clock is once again ticking to prevent another federal government shutdown.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have come up with a bi-partisan deal that includes nearly $1.4 billion for physical barriers, including 55 miles of border fencing, but no wall.

President Donald Trump will likely sign the legislation, but says he is not happy with it.

Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds say Congress needs to move forward with the deal.

“At this point, it appears to be a good agreement,” Rounds said. “It’s not one that everybody likes everything on, but it appears to be moving in the right direction.”

“I just don’t think there’s any appetite on either side for another shutdown,” Thune said. “I think that the Democrats don’t want to go there.  I don’t think the President wants to go there.  We certainly don’t want to go there. I don’t think anybody wins in that kind of a scenario.”

KELOLAND News is also reaching out to U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson for his reaction.

Lawmakers have until Friday to approve a budget deal.

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