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The Wall Street Journal: Congress reaches deal to fund government through September

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders have reached an agreement to fund the government through the Sept. 30, congressional aides said late Sunday, as the two parties put aside some of their biggest spending fights in a bid to avert a government shutdown early in Donald Trump’s presidency.

Details began leaking out late Sunday, with the legislation expected to be released later that night. Congress must pass a government funding measure before midnight Friday, when a partial shutdown will take effect unless Congress acts.

The package, which would fund the government through the end of the current fiscal year, includes a $12.5 billion increase in defense spending, a priority for Trump and his fellow Republicans, but also a $2 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health, despite Trump’s request to cut funding for the institute, according to a senior congressional aide.

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