Congressional leaders on verge of massive spending deal (Funds the border wall?)


So nice to see that Congress can get together and spend gobs of our money. See, they agree on some things.

(From Politico)

Congressional leaders said they have essentially clinched an agreement on a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September, staving off a shutdown if both chambers can act by Friday night.

Most major issues, including funding for a massive New York transportation project and the border wall have been resolved. And negotiators finally reached a deal to fix a snafu in the GOP’s tax law — the so-called grain glitch — that farm state lawmakers were seeking.

House and Senate leaders also agreed to add provisions related to gun safety — including popular bipartisan legislation to improve the national background check system — after meeting Wednesday morning.

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