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Hill Negotiators Unveil $1T Bipartisan Spending Bill

Capitol_BuildingSenate and House appropriators released details of a $1.1 trillion spending package deal Monday night and their proposal seeks to restore funding for some domestic programs, Politico reported Monday.

David Rogers writes the bill would raise the budget for the Head Start early-education initiative by 13 percent to $8.6 billion and exempt disabled veterans from military pension cuts.

“This bill is a compromise, but it reflects Republican priorities and holds the line on spending in many critical areas,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), according to Politico.

The current stopgap measure funding the government is set to expire Wednesday but legislators will take up an extension to keep the government open through Saturday, the report says.

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