Senate GOP, Dems reach deal to move major domestic spending bill


ㅤ”The Labor-HHS spending bill, as it’s known, is the biggest domestic spending appropriations bill passed by Congress, and it usually languishes until the end of the year because of partisan fights over the cost of social programs.
ㅤBut McConnell wants to move it to the floor in August, along with a bill funding the Defense Department, a top Republican priority, months earlier than in recent years.
‘We have an agreement with the Democrats to take up in a few weeks a combination of Labor[-HHS] and Defense,’ McConnell told reporters on Tuesday.
ㅤ’Our hope is by the end of August the Senate will approve nine of 12 appropriations bills, which means 90 percent of the funding of the federal government — from the Senate point of view — will be done through the regular order before we get to Labor Day,’ he added.”ㅤ

Full story at The Hill, image from snoopn4pnuts(.com) – 7/31/18. See “spending, mcconnell, senate.”ㅤHomeOptions

Republicans, Democrats close to two-year spending agreement


ㅤ”According to Schumer, the Democrats ‘are making very, very good progress in achieving parity’ on domestic spending in comparison to the increase in defense funding Republicans are seeking. That split over defense and domestic spending has prevented a deal for months now.”

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from nydailynews(.com) – 2/6/18.ㅤTags: chuck schumer, schumer, spending.

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