House Passes $1.4 Trillion Package To Avert Government Shutdown

On Tuesday, the House passed a $1.4 trillion spending package that would fund federal agencies through September 2020 and avoid a government shutdown.

The sweeping measure, which is divided into two legislative packages, now heads to the Senate to clear before government funding runs out at midnight on Friday. The package is the result of months of negotiations between Democrats, Republicans and the Trump administration. President Trump is expected to sign it.

The $632 billion domestic measure provides more than Mr. Trump requested for the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. Meanwhile, it provides $738 billion in defense spending, which is less than the $750 billion the president proposed.

House passes funding bills to avert government shutdown