House Passes Another Spending Patch As Top Party Leaders Finalize Two-Year Budget Deal


Top Senate leaders were working Tuesday to finalize a sweeping long-term budget deal that would include a defense spending boost President Donald Trump has long demanded alongside an increase in domestic programs championed by Democrats.

As negotiations for the long-term deal continued, the House passed a short-term measure that would fund the government past a midnight Thursday deadline and avert a second partial shutdown in less than a month.

The House bill, which passed 245 to 182, would fund most agencies through March 23 but is a nonstarter in the Senate because of Democratic opposition.

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