Congress Races To Finish $1.2 Trillion Funding Bill

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The American flag flies outside the U.S. Capitol before sunrise in Washington on Tuesday. President Donald Trump was to give his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday night. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer

Congress is on the verge of unveiling a $1.2 trillion government funding package that would provide the biggest increase to federal spending in years.

 

The sweeping, two-year budget deal that Congress passed in February increases defense spending by $80 billion and nondefense spending by $63 billion for fiscal 2018.

The House is aiming to vote on the bill Wednesday, leaving the Senate just a few days to pass it and avoid a government shutdown on Friday at midnight.

Read more at The Hill.

{Matzav.com}

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