Monday, December 16, 2019

Congress Finalizes $1.3 Trillion Spending Deal

When it comes to government spending that is the one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on.

This afternoon, congressional negotiators reached a $1.3 trillion federal spending deal.

The bill includes, as a result of Democratic sponsorship, a 3.1 percent pay raise for civilian federal employees, $7.6 billion in funding for the 2020 Census and record funding for education programs including Head Start.

Republicans cheered on a $22 billion increase in Pentagon funding.

The bill is expected to come to a House vote Tuesday.


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