Sweeping budget deal would add $400 billion in federal spending, end months of partisan wrangling
Is my count down clock now going to retire for a couple of years?
Congressional leaders on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping budget deal that would add about $400 billion in federal spending over the next two years, delivering the military funding boost demanded by President Trump alongside the increase in domestic programs sought by Democrats.
With a government-shutdown deadline of midnight Thursday looming, the accord holds the promise to break a months-long partisan standoff centered on federal spending, though roadblocks remain.
In a major lift for the package, the White House signaled its support, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling it “steps forward.” But several Republicans strenuously opposed a plan that would add to the nation’s debt.