CONGRESS AGREES ON $1 TRILLION DEAL TO FUND GOVERNMENT UNTIL OCTOBER 1

Washington - Congressional negotiators from the Democratic Party and the Republican party reached an agreement Monday morning a spending bill that, if approved, would give the government more than $1 trillion in funding and keep day-to-day operations going until the end of September.

The deal could be the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to be pushed through Congress since President Donald Trump took office, according to the New York Post. It will provide billions of dollars for the Pentagon but would not provide funds for the Mexican wall Trump wants to build. It would, however, add $1.5 billion for border security. In addition to that, the deal will also fund ObamaCare subsidies which Trump once threatened to do away.

The deal was finally reached following weeks of tense negotiations between Republicans and Democrats. All is not done however as both the House and the Senate must approve the deal before Friday and send it to President Trump. If not, the government will enter its first shutdown since 2013. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency