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Capitol Correspondence - 09.08.17

Senate and House approve Trump’s debt deal with Democrats

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The Senate on Thursday approved a short-term bill to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling despite frustration among Republicans about the deal that President Trump struck with Democrats. Senators voted to pass the agreement, which includes an extension of government funding and an increase in the federal borrowing limit through Dec. 8. Those measures are paired with more than $15 billion in hurricane and disaster recovery aid. On the morning of September 8, the House voted to pass the bill. The president is expected to quickly sign this measure.

To read the section by section summary of the bill, click here.

To read the full bill, click here.

To read an older but still instructive article on GOP hesitations, click here.