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US Congress seal deal on $1 trillion government-wide funding bill

Set spending plan to avert shutdown, bolster defence

Reuters  |  Washington 

Negotiators in the US Congress reached a deal late on Sunday on around $1 trillion in federal funding that would avert a government shutdown later this week, while handing President Donald Trump a downpayment on his promised military build-up. The full House of Representatives and Senate must still approve the bipartisan pact, which would be the first major legislation to clear Congress since Trump became president on January 20. Prompt passage of the legislation was expected this week. The funds, which should have been locked into place seven months ago with the start of ...

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First Published: Mon, May 01 2017. 15:45 IST