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美国国会争分夺秒争取通过一万三千亿美元的开支议案 US Congress Races to Pass $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill









U.S. congressional leaders have reached a deal on a $1.3 trillion spending bill as a budget deadline looms.

Lawmakers now have until midnight Friday to approve it and prevent the year's third government shutdown. Passage of the massive bipartisan effort seems certain.

The bill, which will keep the government funded until the end of September, has President Donald Trump's support, the White House said in a statement released Wednesday.

The bill will give Trump a huge budget increase for the military, including a 2.4 percent pay raise for military personnel.

It also provides $1.6 billion for physical barriers and 150 kilometers of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, short of the $25 billion Trump requested for the project he repeatedly touted on the campaign trail while pledging Mexico would pick up the cost.

"Got $1.6 Billion to start Wall on Southern Border, rest will be forthcoming. Most importantly, got $700 Billion to rebuild our Military, $716 Billion next year...most ever. Had to waste money on Dem giveaways in order to take care of military pay increase and new equipment," Trump said on Twitter.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said there was "plenty" of compromise in the spending package and that members of his party "feel very good."

Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks said that what the president called "giveaways" were investments in initiatives for military veterans, community health centers, transportation infrastructure and national security.