House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin clinched an agreement Tuesday to take the threat of a government shutdown at the end of the month off the table.
The bipartisan accord, which comes after several days of back-and-forth between Democrats and Republicans over the stop-gap funding measure, would fund the government through December 11. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s office said the legislation would receive a vote Tuesday night.
The agreement includes tens of billions in funds for the Commodity Credit Corporation — a priority for Republicans and bipartisan members from agricultural states and districts, which will replenish crucial aid to farmers. The aid will come with some restrictions, after Democrats raised concerns that the money was being utilized by the Trump administration to distribute funds to favored political interests.
It also includes nearly $8 billion in nutrition assistance — a central Democratic priority during the negotiations.
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