Sweeping budget deal would add $400 billion in federal spending, end months of partisan wrangling

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February 7 at 2:26 PM
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.

 

The move came amid rising fury from Democrats angry the agreement lacked protections for young immigrants who could soon be at risk for deportation.

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