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House Approves $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill, Sending It To Senate

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The House passed the $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday, approving the massive package to fund the federal government through September. The 2,232-page bill was released late Wednesday after congressional negotiators finalized its terms. The proposal increases spending on the military and border protection and provides $1.6 billion for President Trump’s proposed border wall, but it does not address the DACA immigration program or defunding sanctuary cities, two hotly-contested provisions. The omnibus measure does include provisions to increase school safety. The Senate will vote on the bill next, as lawmakers move quickly to meet a Friday night deadline to prevent a government shutdown.

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