WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it supports Senate passage of a budget deal that would funnel an additional $300 billion to the Pentagon and domestic programs over the next two years.
The White House budget office says the agreement lays the groundwork for full funding of the military, a top priority for President Donald Trump.
The deal also spends more on other administration priorities, including infrastructure and the opioid drug epidemic.
Senate leaders are working to approve the measure Thursday and send it to the House for passage before the government begins to shut down at midnight.
The budget office says it would recommend to Trump that he sign the measure into law if Congress sends it to him in its current form.
- White House backs budget deal
- President Trump signs budget deal
- Senate votes overwhelmingly to reverse White House deal with Chinese telecom ZTE, moves to House
- Immigration bargaining ends without House deal
- Alabama football team to visit White House
- Aide dismissive of McCain departs White House
- Huntsville City Schools looking at budget cuts to deal with deficit
- Senate pushes back on Trump's ZTE deal with China
- House OKs bill rolling back banking rules
- President Trump delivers statement from White House following Asian tour