Spending Deal Denies Trump Money for His Wall

But he'll get more money for the military
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 30, 2017 9:19 PM CDT
Lawmakers Reach Deal to Avert a Shutdown
A file photo of the Capitol.   (J. Scott Applewhite)

Top Capitol Hill negotiators have reached a hard-won agreement on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through September. Aides to lawmakers involved in the talks announced the agreement after weeks of negotiations, reports the AP. Details were still to be made public. The catchall spending bill would be the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to advance during President Trump's presidency.

What is known: It denies Trump a win on his oft-promised wall along the US-Mexico border, but it gives him a $15 billion down payment on his request to strengthen the military. The measure rejects White House proposals to cut popular programs such as funding medical research and community development grants. It adds $1.5 billion for border security. Congress was expected to vote on it early in the week, reports the Washington Post. (More Congress stories.)

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