The parties might be fighting over trying Donald Trump for his actions in office….
They have come together in both the House and Senate to avert a possible government shutdown this Friday…
Lawmakers on Monday unveiled a dozen bills that would allocate $1.4 trillion in federal spending for the remainder of the fiscal year to prevent the government from shutting down at midnight on Friday.
The measures drew bipartisan support after months of gridlock, and gave members of each party something to brag about. Republicans promoted increases for defense, while Democrats pointed to more money for a number of health and education programs, including Head Start, Title I schools and the child care and development block grant program.
But with time running short before they depart on Friday for the holidays, the lawmakers also agreed to attach a number of other unrelated items, including the repeal of three health care-related tax provisions, legislation to secure pensions and health care for coal miners, and language to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21.