Senate Leaders Announce Spending Deal

Feb 08, 2018
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Congressional leaders announced a budget deal that would fund the federal government for two years.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced the spending agreement, which would increase domestic and defense spending by roughly $300 billion over two years.

The White House reportedly supports the deal, which would lift spending caps, provide disaster aid, and include infrastructure spending.

With the federal government scheduled to shut down at midnight tonight without a funding extension, lawmakers are looking to deliver the spending package to the president’s desk before the deadline.