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Lawmakers pile on the spending in $1.4 trillion deal PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 10:29

tax-planWASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

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