Federal employees are still reeling from the last shutdown as lawmakers race to avoid the next one. NPR: Border Security Funding Talks Stalled, Government Shutdown Looms.

+ “It is sad to hear President Trump state falsehoods about El Paso, Texas, in an attempt to justify the building of a 2,000-mile wall.” President Trump is headed to an El Paso rally to drum up support for his wall. Local officials are injecting a little reality into the conversation.

+ “The Border ‘emergency’ is a manufactured crisis. This is our answer to the White House: No more division, xenophobia or nativism.” LA Times: California Gov. Gavin Newsom pulls National Guard from border.