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US Senate leaders on Wednesday struck a bipartisan deal that would keep the federal government funded for two years, reported Voice of America.  

“I’m pleased to announce that our bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on defense spending and other priorities have yielded a significant agreement,” Republican Party Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor.

“We came together with an agreement that is very good for the American people,” Democratic Party Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said. “After months of legislative logjams, this budget deal is a genuine breakthrough.”

The package would boost US government spending on national defense and domestic programs by $300 billion over a two-year period.
 

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