Bipartisan congressional negotiators have reached a critical agreement on a spending bill that if approved by the House and Senate would fund the government through the end of September, senior aides from both parties told CNN.
The plan would add billions of dollars for the Pentagon and border security but would not provide any money for President Donald Trump’s promised border wall with Mexico.
Votes in both chambers are expected by the end of the week.
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Bipartisan negotiators have reached a deal to set government spending levels and eliminate arbitrary forced spending cuts, and — if approved by Congress — avert another government shutdown in January.
The House and Senate must vote on the agreement, and opponents in both parties are already raising concerns. If passed by Congress, the agreement would mark a significant departure from repeated congressional showdowns over the budget.
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