Sunday, April 30, 2017

USA Government has reached an agreement on bill to avoid shutting down

The Congress have reached an agreement on a bill to keep the US government running until September 30. The bill is reported to be 1 trillion dollars and it needs to be approved by the law makers. According to this 1 trillion dollars bill: 15 billion dollars will go towards the military. 1.5 billion dollars is going to border protection, as for the wall the lawmakers did not agree, so no money is going toward the Trump's wall. 295 millions dollars will go towards Puerto Rico for their Medicaid burden, 2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health. The house republicans supported the funding of private schools in Washington D.C, but in the article, it didn't say how much was going towards that. The bill also included $68 million to reimburse New York City and other local governments for costs involved in protecting Trump Tower and other properties. The bill also included fundings to combat the opioid abuse, also fund Pell Grants for summer school. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other democrats, want to extend health care for 22,000 retired Appalachian coal miners and their families. Also this bill will cover day to day operation of the US government. It will be interesting to see what happens because this bill might get turn down, and the numbers might need to be revised and, also there is still more disagreements but this might do it for now until September.

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