Lawmakers Move 3 Spending Bills Forward for House Vote


Negotiators reached a deal Monday on the first three spending bills for the new fiscal year, in what lawmakers touted as the best progress in a decade on making the annual funding process work.

The three bills — to fund veterans’ benefits, priority water and energy projects, and Congress‘ own accounts — will see their first vote in the House later this week, and should then easily clear the Senate, en route to President Trump.

Should Mr. Trump sign them, it would begin to defuse the threat of a government shutdown later this year. The three bills are the first of the dozen needed to …

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