US$1 trillion bipartisan funding deal struck, US govt shutdown averted
Tue, May 02, 2017 - 5:50 AM
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.
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.