President, Congress Reach Deal to Fund the Federal Government Through September
A congressional aide says text of the agreement could be made public tonight
May 3, 2017
NBC News and the Washington Post are reporting that Congress has reached a deal to avert a U.S. Government shutdown.
Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a spending package to fund the government through the end of September, in the shadow of a government shutdown later this week, said several congressional aides.
Congress will vote early this week on the deal. The bipartisan agreement includes increases for military spending and border security, a major priority for GOP leaders in Congress.
The agreement follows weeks of tense negotiations between Democrats and GOP leaders after President Trump insisted that the deal include funds to begin construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Trump eventually dropped that demand, leaving Congress to resolve lingering issues over several unrelated policy measures.
The details of the agreement were not yet clear on Sunday night.