Senate Passes 2-Year Budget Deal and Sends It To Trump

Senate Passes 2-Year Budget Deal and Sends It To Trump

On Thursday, the 2-year budget deal finally passed the Senate and is now on its way to President Trump. This deal sets “new spending levels” and boosts “the nation’s borrowing authority”. Approved by a 67-28 vote, it “raises the debt ceiling past the 2020 elections and allows $1.3 trillion for defense and domestic programs over the next two years”. However, opposition was present on both sides. “In all, 23 of the 52 Senate Republican who voted on Thursday opposed the plan”, of whom Sen. Rand Paul was one. He expressed the opinion that the budget deal might be the “most fiscally irresponsible thing” Congress has ever done.

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