Leaders finalize bill that would boost military spending but leave behind Dreamers and deprive Trump of some border wall funding
Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3tn budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant Dreamers, deprives Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence.
As negotiators stumbled toward an end-of-the-week deadline to fund the government or face a federal shutdown, the House speaker, Paul Ryan, dashed to the White House amid concerns Trump’s support was wavering. The White House later said the president backed the legislation, even as some conservative Republicans balked at the size of the spending increases and the rush to pass the bill.
(August 16, 2015)
Link : Congress unveils .3tn spending bill in bid to avoid government shutdown