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Mitch McConnell Lauds 2-Year Budget Deal as Vote Nears

Mitch McConnell Lauds 2-Year Budget Deal as Vote Nears
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By    |   Thursday, 08 February 2018 03:58 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday touted the benefits of the two-year budget deal to be voted on by Congress to the nation's armed forces, infrastructure — and to "families who are still struggling to rebuild in the wake of last year's spate of natural disasters."

McConnell, the six-term Kentucky Republican, posted on Twitter:

The Senate and House are expected to vote Thursday on the budget deal, which McConnell announced Wednesday with Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

It totals about $400 billion and would likely be tacked onto a stopgap spending measure to keep the government open after midnight on Thursday.

The deal would pump $300 billion more into military and domestic programs. It does not include the $25 billion President Donald Trump has asked for a wall on the southern U.S. border to battle illegal immigration.

For hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, the plan would provide $90 billion in overdue disaster relief.

But conservative Republicans in the House continued to slam the proposal, including Virginia Rep. Dave Brat, who called it a "non-starter" Thursday on Twitter:

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