Border wall, tunnel tussle hold up sweeping spending bill
March 21, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will reap a huge budget increase for the military while Democrats cement wins on infrastructure and other domestic programs that they failed to get under President Barack Obama if lawmakers can agree on a $1.3 trillion government-wide spending bill before a deadline later this week.
Battles over budget priorities in the huge bill were essentially settled Tuesday, but a scaled-back plan for Trump's border wall and a fight over a tunnel under the Hudson River still held up a final agreement.
Republican leaders were hopeful a deal could be announced a...
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