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US$1 trillion bipartisan funding deal struck, US govt shutdown averted

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 05:50

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Mr Trump acknowledging supporters during a "Make America Great Again Rally" on Saturday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Centre. Mr Trump had requested US$30b more in military funds for this year after campaigning hard on a defence build-up during his election campaign.

Washington

NEGOTIATORS in the US Congress reached a deal on Sunday on around US$1 trillion in federal funding that would avert a government shutdown later this week while handing President Donald Trump a downpayment on his promised military build-up.

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