U.S. Congress negotiators seal $1 trillion funding deal

May 01, 2017, 8:44 AM EDT
The deal includes no funding for Trump's proposed Mexico Wall.
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In a development that sets the stage for the clearance of first major legislation since Donald Trump came to power, the Congressional negotiators in the U.S. forged a $1 trillion funding deal on Sunday to avert a government shutdown.

The bipartisan pact, which still requires the approval of House of Representatives and Senate, boosts defense expenditure but provides no funding for Trump’s brainchild, the proposed wall on the Mexico border, notes the BBC.

Trump, who faces stiff political challenges in repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law, later reassured on Monday that a separate infrastructure plan would be announced in upcoming weeks, writes Reuters.