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House Debate on 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill

The House passed $1.2 trillion dollars in federal spending today and sent It to the Senate. The measure kept government departments and… read more

The House passed $1.2 trillion dollars in federal spending today and sent It to the Senate. The measure kept government departments and programs funded through September 30, 2017, seven months into the budget year.

The bill was slightly more than President Trump requested and lacked many of the initiatives he requested, such as paying for a new southern border wall. It did include funds to repair sections of the current fencing and add border surveillance technology. It increased military spending while decreasing State Department programs and some domestic spending.

All members who spoke during debate supported the measure and said it was a good, bipartisan example going forward in spending negotiations. close

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House Debate on 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill

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427815-5
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House Highlight
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House Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 04, 2017 | 12:49am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • May 04, 2017 | 12:49am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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