Congress Passes $300 Billion Budget Deal After Brief Shutdown

Tal Coley February 13 2018

President Trump signed a massive two-year budget deal and short-term spending arrangement on Friday morning, following an hours-long government shutdown amidst a volatile night on Capitol Hill. The bill will fund the government through March 23 and allows almost $300 billion more for the military and various domestic programs over the next two years – blowing through stiff spending caps which had previously been in place.
 
The measure passed with bipartisan support in both chambers, with a 240-186 vote in the House and a 71-28 vote in the Senate. Focal points of th...

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