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Lawmakers seal deal on $1T plan government-wide funding bill


Congressional Republicans and Democrats have forged a hard-won agreement on a huge one trillion dollar-plus (£800 billion) spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of the United States government through to September.

Republican and Democratic lawmakers forged a $1.07 trillion spending package that would fund the government through the end of September, but does not include some of President Trump's cornerstone promises including funding for a border wall or funding cuts to sanctuary cities.

The measure funding the remainder of the 2017 budget year also eliminates cuts to medical research and infrastructure grants.

The Washington Post reported that Congress was expected to vote early this week on the agreement that is expected to include increases for defense spending and border security.

The agreement would keep the U.S. government funded until the end of September, local media reported, citing congressional aides. Trump has submitted a partial 2018 budget promising a 10% increase for the Pentagon, financed by cuts to foreign aid and other non-defence programmes that negotiators on the pending measure protected.


The deal was reached after weeks of tense but steady negotiations between Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill and the White House, who battled over spending priorities but who were equally determined to avoid a politically fraught government shutdown. Trump did obtain $1.5 billion for border security measures such as additional detention beds.

The House and Senate have until 11:59 p.m. Friday to approve the bill, which would avert a government shutdown. Trump said repeatedly during the campaign that Mexico would foot the bill for the wall and Mexico says it will not. It is unclear how much support the measure will receive from Republican conservatives and how warmly it will be received by the White House.

The bill rebuffs President Donald Trump's request for a down payment on the border wall with Mexico.

Democrats also fended off potential cuts to women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood, while House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi applauded a almost $2 billion hike in funds for the National Institutes of Health this year. Senate forces, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and several Appalachia region Democrats, won a provision to extend health care for 22,000 retired Appalachian coal miners and their families, financed in part by changes to welfare. There is increased funding for transit infrastructure grants and to fight the opioid epidemic, and year-round Pell Grants were restored. It also provides $85 million to replace Tomahawk missiles fired in Trump's Syria assault and adds $50 million for new fencing around the White House.

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