WP: in the United States Congress agreed on the adoption of the budget for the 2017 financial year
According to the publication, a package agreement between the members of the Republican and Democratic parties includes “the increase in spending on defense and border security”.
WASHINGTON, may 1. /Offset. TASS Anatoly Bochinin/. Members of the U.S. Congress have reached agreement on the Federal budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year, which ends September 30. This was reported by the newspaper The Washington Post, citing aides us lawmakers.
According to them, a package agreement between the members of the Republican and Democratic parties includes “the increase in spending on defense and border security”.
Voting on a bill should take place this week. The size of the budget will be $1 trillion.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump was required to budget funds for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, but later the White house decided this condition to cancel.
On Friday, Congress passed a temporary resolution to extend funding government agencies until 5 may. This was done on purpose in order to give senators and congressmen more time to reach a final agreement. In the White house, in turn, stated that it did not expect a forced shutdown of the US government due to the lack of budget for the current fiscal year, but just in case, still preparing for such a development.
The US Federal budget is drawn up and approved by Congress at the request of the administration. Under the previous President Barack Obama this procedure several times led to crises because the Democratic party was not the majority among the legislators. Now the White house and Congress controlled by the Republican party, which trump was elected to the presidency.