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The House just passed a $1 trillion spending bill to avert a government shutdownby Kellan Howell
Government

UPDATE May 3, 4:16 p.m. EST:

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a $1.07 trillion spending bill to keep the government running until September. Next, the Senate is expected to vote on the bill by the end of the week.

The bill doesn't allocate money for Trump's border wall or efforts to penalize cities that fail to comply with federal immigration authorities. There's also more money for medical research, and Obama's engagement with Cuba remains unchanged.

ORIGINAL STORY: Congress reached a deal over the weekend to fund the federal government through September, top lawmakers said Sunday. 

The spending deal, if approved, would avert a government shutdown over disagreements over President Trump's funding requests. 

The $1.1 trillion spending bill does not include any funding for Trump's border wall or a deportation force. It also does not include any funding cuts for sanctuary cities or Planned Parenthood, according to The Hill

The bill does include $1.5 billion for increased border security and an extra $15 billion in defense spending -- something Republicans and the White House had pushed for -- although it falls about $15 billion short of Trump's supplemental military funding request. 

Some domestic programs will see a boost in spending, including The National Institutes of Health, with a $2 billion increase. None of Trump's $18 billion in domestic funding cuts were included. 

The deal protects much of the EPA's budget and bolsters clean energy and science funding projects.

It also includes more than $1 billion in health benefits for coal miners and their families. The benefits were due to expire next month. 

The spending bill is the result of weeks of steady negotiations between Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill and the White House, according toCNN.  


In a statement Sunday night, Senate  Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the bill lived up to Democrats' principles. 

"Early on in this debate, Democrats clearly laid out our principles. At the end of the day, this is an agreement that reflects those principles," Schumer said. 

The White House has not yet commented on the deal. 

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) praised the spending deal on Twitter. 

"From the beginning, Democrats have sought to avert another destructive Republican Government Shutdown, and we have made significant progress improving the omnibus bill," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.

"We have eliminated more than 160 Republican poison pill riders, ranging from undermining a woman’s right to reproductive health to dismantling Dodd-Frank's vital Wall Street consumer protections," Pelosi added. 

Congress is expected to vote on the deal by the end of the week.