Last Minute Short-Term Budget Deal Clears Congress

Congress gave a green light to a second continuing resolution extending government spending through Dec. 22 and averting a government shutdown for the time being. The move will keep lawmakers in Washington well beyond their intended holiday timetable. The House 235-193 vote included support from 14 Democrats and rejection from 18 Republicans. The Senate vote was 81-14. The 11th-hour move continues FY 2018 spending at FY 2017 levels. The vote followed a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and senior Democrats to resolve differences.  Democrats insisted a number of hot-button issues must be resolved before t [...]

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12/8/17 5:52 PM

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