I’ve been extra busy and I didn’t even notice the potential “shutdown” creeping up on us. Thank Heavens for Donald Trump and the wise Congress.
“I am pleased to announce that a deal has been struck,” Trump tweeted, saying there will be no “poison pills” added to follow-up legislation. “This was a real compromise in order to give another big victory to our Great Military and Vets!”
The agreement is on a broad outline for $1.37 trillion in agency spending next year and slightly more in fiscal 2021. It would mean a win for lawmakers eager to return Washington to a more predictable path amid political turmoil and polarization, defense hawks determined to cement big military increases and Democrats seeking to protect domestic programs.
Nobody notched a big win, but both sides view it as better than a protracted battle this fall.