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Trump Backs Budget Plan: 'So Important for Our Great Military'

Trump Backs Budget Plan: 'So Important for Our Great Military'
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By    |   Wednesday, 07 February 2018 06:13 PM

President Donald Trump praised the two-year budget agreement as "so important for our great military"— adding "Republicans and Democrats must support our troops and support this bill."

Trump took to Twitter:

The nearly $400 billion deal does not include Trump's $25 billion request for a wall on the southern U.S. border, though "it also doesn't rule out" the financing, a top Republican Senate aide told Newsmax.

Otherwise, the agreement would provide almost $300 billion more to the Pentagon and domestic programs over current spending limits.

Further, infrastructure projects and programs to fight opioid abuse would also receive funding.

The agreement is likely to be added to a stopgap spending bill that passed the House on Tuesday, aimed at averting a government shutdown Thursday at midnight.

The accord was announced by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

President Trump has demanded funding for the border wall be included in any legislation to address a permanent solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which expires March 5.

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