The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. U.S. House Approves 2-Year Budget Deal, Senate Up Next

    The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Thursday to pass the $1 trillion, two-year budget pact agreed to by party leaders on Tuesday. The bill is expected to pass the Senate next week, ending political monetary squabbling that dates to 2011. The bill increases military and domestic spending slightly while working to decrease the overall reliance on deficit spending. But the deal split Republicans. Idaho Rep. Raul R. Labrador said, “I haven’t decided whether I’m a really strong no or just a no.” And there’s still no deal on the farm bill, which governs crop insurance and food stamps.

    Sources: NYT, The Guardian

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