$1.3 trillion spending bill emerges from D.C. talks

Posted: March 22, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Wednesday that he had not decided how he would vote on the new spending bill until he had read it. He criticized the process in drafting the 2,000-plus-page bill, saying: “It’s a really terrible, rotten, no-good way to run your government.”

Congressional leaders reached a tentative $1.3 trillion spending deal Wednesday to keep government agencies operating through September, unveiling legislation that would make good on President Donald Trump's promises to increase military funding while blocking much of his immigration agenda.

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