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Senate Clears Two-Year Debt, Budget Plan for Trump’s Signature

  • Trump-backed bill would extend debt limit through July 2021
  • Congress still needs to pass spending bills in September
U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order on Monday, June 24.

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order on Monday, June 24.

Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Bloomberg

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The Senate sent President Donald Trump legislation to extend the debt limit and allow more government spending until after next year’s election -- a bipartisan deal that drew opposition from some who expressed concern about the deficit.

Trump backs the plan, which passed 67-28 on Thursday. The House voted 284-149 for the measure last week with most Republicans in opposition even though the president had urged them to support it.