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The $1 trillion budget deal

Monday, May 01, 2017 - 01:08

The House is likely to vote first on the package, probably early in the week, and send it to the Senate for approval before Friday's midnight. Alicia Powell reports.

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It was close, but the U.S. government avoided a shutdown. Negotiators in Congress made a deal late on Sunday on $1 trillion in federal funding And President Donald Trump signed off on it. The money will pay for federal programs, such as airport and border security, education, and foreign aid. Big score for Republicans - a $12.5 billion increase in defense spending - with the possibility of an additional $2.5 billion if Trump's plan to fight the Islamic State gets approved. Plus, extra money for border security, but not for the wall. Democrats, on the other hand, fended off cuts to Planned Parenthood and, at least temporarily, the Environmental Protection Agency. But the budget is not official just yet. The House is likely to vote first on the package, probably early in the week, and send it to the Senate for approval before Friday's midnight deadline.

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The $1 trillion budget deal

Monday, May 01, 2017 - 01:08