Trump, top Republicans talk spending bill ahead of looming shutdown

President Donald Trump spoke with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to discuss a massive omnibus spending bill ahead of a looming government shutdown deadline, the White House confirmed Wednesday.

In a statement from the White House press secretary, Trump and the top Republican lawmakers talked about shared priories secured in the USD 1.3 trillion omnibus spending package, that will keep the government funded until the end of September.

The highlights of the bill touted by the White House include “more funds to rebuild the military, such as the largest pay raise for our troops in a decade, more than 100 miles of new construction for the border wall and other key domestic priorities, like combating the opioid crisis and rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure.” House and Senate Lawmakers have until midnight Friday to pass the bill or face another federal government shutdown. Congress has passed five successive temporary spending bills as it has failed to come up with a comprehensive spending package. Twice Congress has not been able to enact a temporary fix in time, causing brief government shutdowns.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Trump, top Republicans talk spending bill ahead of looming shutdown

President Donald Trump spoke with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to discuss a massive omnibus spending bill ahead of a looming government shutdown deadline, the White House confirmed Wednesday.

In a statement from the White House press secretary, Trump and the top Republican lawmakers talked about shared priories secured in the USD 1.3 trillion omnibus spending package, that will keep the government funded until the end of September.

The highlights of the bill touted by the White House include “more funds to rebuild the military, such as the largest pay raise for our troops in a decade, more than 100 miles of new construction for the border wall and other key domestic priorities, like combating the opioid crisis and rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure.” House and Senate Lawmakers have until midnight Friday to pass the bill or face another federal government shutdown. Congress has passed five successive temporary spending bills as it has failed to come up with a comprehensive spending package. Twice Congress has not been able to enact a temporary fix in time, causing brief government shutdowns.

Source: Kuwait News Agency