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