Washington Journal 02/12/2019 Center for Immigration Studies' Mark Krikorian discusses border security, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) discusses his revised War Powers Act legislation, and USA Today's Donovan Slack discusses her reporting on the state of VA hospitals across the country.

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    6:59 AM EST

    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the deal reached to avert another government shutdown following the February 15, 2019, deadline. There was an “agreement in principle” in place and Congressional leaders were sending the deal to the president. The Hill's Juliegrace Brufke spoke by phone about what led up to the agreement.

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    7:32 AM EST

    Juliegrace Brufke on Deal to Avert Government Shutdown

    Juliegrace Brufke spoke by phone about border security talks as lawmakers tried to avoid another government shutdown on February 15, 2019.

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    8:02 AM EST

    Representative Himes on the War Powers Act and Government Funding

    Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) talked about his legislation reclaiming Congress' role in the War Powers Act and negotiations over the upcoming February 15, 2019, government funding deadline.

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    8:33 AM EST

    Mark Krikorian on Immigration and Border Security

    Center for Immigration Studies' Mark Krikorian talked about Trump administration immigration policies and his group’s priorities in border security negotiations on Capitol Hill.

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    9:03 AM EST

    Donovan Slack on the State of VA Hospital Care

    USA Today correspondent Donovan Slack talked about a recent article looking at the death rates, wait times, and overall care at Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country.

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    9:36 AM EST

    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the deal reached to avert another government shutdown following the February 15, 2019, deadline. There was an “agreement in principle” in place and Congressional leaders were sending the deal to the president.