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$854 Billion Spending Bill Approved by the US Senate

$854 Billion Spending Bill Approved by the US Senate The massive spending bill was approved by a Senate vote of 93-7. The bill includes funding for the Department of Defense, Health and Human Services and Labor and Education. The package equates to about two-thirds of Congress's 2019 spending. Senators from both sides of the aisle agreed to avoid attaching partisan riders to the legislation — Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader (R-KY), via The Hill The House is expected to take up the funding when it returns next week. Funding in the bill for the Department of Homeland Security does not include money for Trump's border wall. The deadline to keep the government funded is September 30.

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