House Speaker Paul Ryan is strongly endorsing a $1 trillion-plus catchall spending bill, saying its budget increases for the military and border security will make the U.S. "stronger and safer."
The Wisconsin Republicans played a key role in the talks on the bill and was eager to make sure the government wouldn't shut down on his watch if they broke down.
Ryan also praised additional funding to combat the opioid crisis. He played the decisive role is winning an extension of a school voucher program for children in the troubled Washington, D.C. school system.
Some tea party conservatives say GOP negotiators gave too many concessions to Democrats.
Ryan says the bill "acts on President Trump's commitment to rebuild our military for the 21st century and bolster our nation's border security."
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