Deal Reached to Fund Government through Remainder of FY 2017

Federal lawmakers and the Trump White House have reached agreement on a $1 trillion package to fund the government for the final five months of this fiscal year, thus averting a government shutdown, according to sources close to the negotiations. Congressional negotiators labored through the weekend to resolve the final details in the funding bill. The marathon negotiation effort followed in the immediate wake of an action Friday by President Trump who signed a one-week extension of a continuing resolution which was set to expire at midnight on April 30. Trump agreed to the one-week extension after backing down on two of his demands -- that (1) money for the construction [...]

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4/30/17 9:42 PM

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