An early December government shutdown is a real possibility, since a divided Congress can’t agree on military spending, Democrats insist on help for young immigrants and President Donald Trump’s position can change with each lawmaker he talks to.
The massive measure wraps the 12 annual spending bills into one and is the first time in more than a decade that the House has passed all of the appropriations bills in one fashion or the other by Sept. 30, the end of the budget year.
Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump’s tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work on a GOP budget plan that’s a prerequisite to any far-reaching change in the nation’s tax system.
Marcy Gordon and Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press
President Donald Trump briskly overruled congressional Republicans and his own treasury secretary Wednesday to cut a deal with Democrats to keep the government operating and raise America’s debt limit.