The leaders of the Republican majority and the Democratic minority in the U.s. Senate after a months-long struggle found a compromise for the budget for 2018 and 2019.
“I am pleased to announce that negotiations in both chambers (of Congress) and between the two parties about the budget for Defense and other priorities, an important agreement have been completed, said the Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell. “After a months-long legislative deadlock, the agreement on the budget is a real breakthrough, beating Democrat Chuck Schumer on the chest.
Both parties have for months fought about the budget, and have several times overgangsfinancieringen have to approve it. Background was a discussion about an increase of the following the debt ceiling.
In January, it came to a ‘shutdown’ of a large number of federal services when there is no agreement on a transitional funding came. It now reached agreement still needs the House of Representatives to pass, but it is not expected that there will be beaches.