Federal funding bill sets the table for Trump

Adam Allington Dec 9, 2016
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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump leaves following meetings at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Federal funding bill sets the table for Trump

Adam Allington Dec 9, 2016
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump leaves following meetings at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
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The Senate continues to negotiate a bill funding the federal government into the spring. Congressional Republicans wanted to extend the measure through September, the end of the government’s fiscal year. But the incoming Trump administration pushed for the shorter-term funding so the next president can put his stamp on the government as soon as possible.

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