• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Pending border deal would bar wall construction in Texas butterfly preserve

Bipartisan border security and spending legislation due out later today would bar construction of barriers at five areas along the U.S.-Mexico border, including the National Butterfly Center, as well as give federal employees a modest pay raise.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the legislation would be released after 4 p.m. today and would be on the House floor after 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Congress needs to pass the deal and have it signed into law to avert another government shutdown by midnight Friday.

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