Lawmakers added $24.7 billion in emergency and “off-book” spending to a nearly $1.4 trillion package as they sought to settle differences and finish the congressional appropriations bills for the fiscal year.The White House and Congress had reached a $1.37 trillion deal in July that increased defense spending by $22 billion and domestic spending by $12 billion.But the final deal brings the sum total to $1.394 trillion, and includes emergency funding for natural disasters, the 2020 census, medical funding and other priorities.ADVERTISEMENTThe plus-ups have earned consternation from deficit watchers who warned about the deficit-financed spending increases. The deficit is on track to surpass $1 trillion for the first time since 2012 this year. President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems want tougher language on election security in defense bill Five aides to Van Drew resign ahead of his formal switch to GOP The myth of the conservative bestseller MORE’s proposed border wall. Two stopgap measures were needed to keep the government open as talks continued.On most of the controversial issues, appropriators reached a deal by leaving the status quo in place.The bill provides $1.375 billion for border barriers, the same amount in last year’s bill. Similar restrictions on the specifications and location of the barrier… Read full this story
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