Senators Reach 2-Year Spending Agreement Without Deal on Immigration

HeadlineFeb 08, 2018

Senate leaders have announced a bipartisan agreement that would set federal spending levels over the next two years—in a deal that would avert a second government shutdown. If approved, the deal would raise military and nonmilitary spending by $300 billion while funding disaster relief programs for 2017’s record-breaking hurricane and wildfire seasons. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer welcomed the deal, even though it fails to meet the demands of immigrants rights groups—and many Democrats—who want protection for young undocumented immigrants as part of any spending agreement.

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