Sen. Shelley Moore Capito reflects following the State of the Union address
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCHS/WVAH) —
President Donald Trump called for unity and compromise Tuesday night.
The 82-minute State of the Union address laid out the president's agenda, including his pitch for an immigration deal that said he must have a border wall.
If Congress does not reach a deal by Feb. 15, or the president does not declare a national emergency, the government could shut down for the second time this year.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R -W.Va., is on the special conference committee to find a funding compromise for the president's border wall. Capito said she doesn't think another shutdown will happen.
"I'm optimistic, but I'm also cautious about over promising," Capito said. "I do not believe there will be another government shutdown no matter what the results of our conference committee is."
Capito said the special conference committee got back to work Wednesday morning to hammer out a funding compromise with which both sides can live.