Tentative deal would avert possible looming federal shutdown

 

December 13, 2019

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U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) talks to members of the media June 27, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON - Senior lawmakers announced a tentative agreement Thursday on an almost $1.4 trillion government-wide spending bill that would stave off a federal shutdown next weekend and split the differences on a number of contentious issues.

The handshake agreement was announced by the chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., and other top members of Congress.

http://www.startribune.com/negotiators-announce-deal-on-government-wide-spending-bill/566142861/


 

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