March 21, 2018 / 7:00 PM / a month ago

Trump, congressional leaders discuss support for spending bill -White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday about a $1.3 trillion spending bill being considered by Congress and indicated his support for the measure, the White House said.

FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), takes the stage to address the Republican congressional retreat at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, U.S. February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

“The President and the leaders discussed their support for the bill, which includes more funds to rebuild the military, such as the largest pay raise for our troops in a decade, more than 100 miles of new construction for the border wall and other key domestic priorities, like combatting the opioid crisis and rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure,” the White House said in a statement.

Reporting by James Oliphant; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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