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White House sees good chance of long-term Budget deal

Over the past several months, congressional leaders have been negotiating a deal that would raise spending caps for the current fiscal year

US lawmakers are expected to unveil “a good, bipartisan deal” on Wednesday that would raise current limits on federal spending for two years, the White House said, as Congress seeks to end fights over spending that have plagued Washington for months. Higher defense spending expected in the agreement would allow President Donald Trump to make good on his campaign promise for a US military build-up, although the White House is still concerned about non-defense spending levels, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short told MSNBC. But Nancy Pelosi, the House ...

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First Published: Thu, February 08 2018. 03:33 IST