House Sends Newly Approved Budget Deal To President Trump’s Desk, Funds Government Through March 23
By Fox News // February 9, 2018
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(FOX NEWS) – The House of Representatives voted early Friday to approve a massive budget package that lifts spending caps while funding the government through March 23, ending a brief shutdown after a tumultuous night on Capitol Hill.
The 240-186 vote sends the $400 billion spending plan to President Trump, who has promised to sign it.
The budget deal, which includes a stopgap temporary measure to keep the government running, allows $300 billion more for the military and other programs over two years.
The agreement also adds $89 billion in overdue disaster aid for hurricane-slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, a politically charged increase in the government’s borrowing cap and a grab bag of health and tax provisions.
Passage of the measure came over the opposition of Democratic leaders who demanded the promise of a vote to protect “Dreamer” immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
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