Congress Passes $300 Billion Bump in Federal Spending: Farm Bill & Tax Extenders
In the early hours of Friday, February 9, Congress sent to the President the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892), which includes both a short-term spending package that funds the federal government through March 23 and sets top-level budgetary numbers for defense and non-defense spending for the next two years. This gives appropriators some breathing room as they work to finalize an omnibus appropriations bill for both FY 2018 and FY 2019 (currently, we’re into month five of FY2018).
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