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Reports: Trump Strikes Deal With Democratic Leaders Over 3-Month CR, Debt Ceiling Hike

President Donald Trump has agreed with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) to advance a bill that would authorize a debt limit increase and a continuing resolution for three months, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Trump made the deal with Pelosi and Schumer during a meeting at the White House Wednesday.

The House voted 419-3 Wednesday to pass a measure that would allocate $7.85 billion in funds for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

After the vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) introduced a bill late Wednesday night that would fund the government at current spending levels and increase the debt ceiling through Dec. 8 as well as raise the disaster relief budget to $15.25 billion.

McConnell said he would attach to the House-passed legislation the bill that is scheduled for a Senate vote by Friday.

The Hill also reported that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) intends to add spending cut provisions to the House-passed Hurricane Harvey recovery package.

“As the Senate prepares to vote on hurricane aid, I will be introducing an ‘America First’ amendment to cut wasteful spending from abroad to pay for much-needed relief here at home,” Paul said in a statement.

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