House Passes Bill Funding Government Through September

By Robert SchroederMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

The House passed a bill on Wednesday that funds the government through September, as the White House and Democrats each touted provisions of the $1.1 trillion measure. Democrats hailed extra funding for the National Institutes of Health and Medicaid assistance for Puerto Rico, while also declaring victory over the exclusion of money for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. The White House cited a $15 billion boost for defense and $1.5 billion for border security. The measure goes next to the Senate, which is expected to approve it.

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