The Omnibus Spending Bill Passes the House

 

 

U.S. Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached a one trillion-dollar deal for prevent the government from shutting down for the next 4 months.  It is a bipartisan bill, they have come to an agreement on how to spend money in D.C. to keep the government running through September 2017.

 

The White House won $15 billion in emergency funding toward  Trump’s promise to rebuild the military and an extra $1.5 billion for border security, which led the president on Tuesday to boast, “This is what winning looks like.”

The measure also includes money for foreign aid, grants to state and local governments and protects the Environmental Protection Agency from cuts sought by Tea Party-backed Republicans. The measure provides $2 billion in disaster aid money, $407 million to combat Western wildfires, additional grants for transit projects, and a $2 billion increase for medical research at the National Institutes of Health.

The White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., won a $1.3 billion provision to preserve health benefits for more than 22,000 retired coal miners. Pelosi was the driving force behind an effort to give the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico $295 million to ease its Medicaid burden. Fox News

 

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