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Spending Bill Unveiled in Congress as Shutdown Deadline Looms

  • Plan has money for border fences but not wall Trump is seeking
  • Bipartisan deal struck between top Republicans, Democrats
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Rep. Cuellar Says House 'Very Close' on Spending Deal
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Congress moved a step closer to avoiding another government shutdown with the release Wednesday of a $1.3 trillion spending bill designed to appeal to Republicans and Democrats with more money for border security, infrastructure and the military.

The proposal includes $1.6 billion for border security, including money for fencing and levees, though that’s only a fraction of the $25 billion that President Donald Trump wanted to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.