lundi 1 mai 2017

Congress just reached a funding deal to keep the government open


Congress struck a deal Sunday night for a roughly $1 trillion spending bill to avert a government shutdown, a measure that appears to be largely a victory for Democrats and gives in to almost no conservative demands.

Congressional aides confirmed to Vox Sunday night that the House and Senate have come to an agreement on a larger omnibus spending bill which will funding the government through September. The bill doesn’t include any money for a wall on the US-Mexico border, nor does it cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood, but includes enough increases to military spending and border security for Republicans to claim small wins.


In other words, it doesn’t include many of Trump’s major campaign promises — including the border wall — or the budget cuts he proposed for the upcoming fiscal year. It’s a huge blow for the Republicans, who control the House, Senate and White House.

But Democrats had a lot of pull in the this spending fight and made it clear from the outset they would not allow any “poison pill” provisions — like the border wall and defunding Planned Parenthood. They appear to have gotten their way.


via International Skeptics Forum

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