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HOUSE PASSES ‘MINIBUS’ SPENDING BILL; TRANSPORTATION PACKAGE DEADLINE PUSHED TO DECEMBER

HOUSE PASSES ‘MINIBUS’ SPENDING BILL; TRANSPORTATION PACKAGE DEADLINE PUSHED TO DECEMBER

TheTrucker.com
The Trucker News Staff, The Nation
Sep 13, 2018 

The House passed a $147 billion “minibus” spending package Thursday and sent it to President Donald Trump for a signature to avert another possible government shutdown, The Hill reported today

The legislation accounts for about 12 percent of overall 2019 spending and was passed by a bipartisan vote of 377-20. The Senate overwhelmingly passed an identical bill Wednesday, and the White House has indicated that Trump will sign the measure.

The two chambers have continued to negotiate a third spending package — comprising four bills including agriculture, interior, transportation and financial services — but the deadline for completing them would be pushed to December, assuming the second package with the continuing resolution (CR) passes.

The package passed Thursday includes bills for military construction and veterans’ affairs, the legislative branch as well as energy and water... FULL ARTICLE

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