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Grassley Discusses Budget Deal

Posted: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 6:23 am
Author: KCII News - Sally Y. Hart

Following a brief government shutdown in the early hours Friday morning, President Donald Trump signed a spending bill. The bill was first approved by the Senate and then the House.

Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) shares some of the measures in the bipartisan deal, “An increase in defense of $80 billion the first year, $85 billion the second year. An increase in non-defense domestic expenditure, an increase of, I think, $52 billion the first year and $67 billion the second year. And I believe that it would include about $80-some billion for hurricane relief and other disaster relief. And that would be the big parts of it.”

The bipartisan bill did not include any measures regarding immigration and DACA, the deferred action for childhood arrivals. Grassley says that will be the focus of discussion next week in Washington, D.C.