Here’s a quick summary of the latest bipartisan budget bill to avoid another government shutdown

  • The deadline to avoid another partial government shutdown is Friday, February 15.
  • Lawmakers from both houses of Congress and both parties have been working to put together a deal to keep the government open and fund border security – including some funds for a barrier.
  • The bill is 1,159 pages long, and according to The Washington Post, lawmakers finalized the text just before midnight on Wednesday.
  • If you don’t have time to slog through 1,159 pages of a bill, the Senate Appropriations Committee released a 13-page summary, which you can read below.
  • President Donald Trump has not yet revealed whether he will sign this bill; it doesn’t contain his requested $5.7 billion for a US-Mexico border wall. It provides $1.375 billion for 55 miles of a border barrier in Texas.

If Congress doesn’t pass a funding bill and President Donald Trump doesn’t sign it, the government will partially shut down again after Friday, February 15.

Lawmakers from both houses of Congress and both parties have been working to put together an appropriations deal to keep the government open and fund border security – including some funds for a barrier along the US-Mexico border.

Trump has not revealed whether he will sign this bill. It doesn’t contain his requested $5.7 billion for a border wall, but rather it provides $1.375 billion for 55 miles of a border barrier in Texas.

The bill is 1,159 pages long (and you can read it here), or you can read the 13-page summary from the Senate Appropriations Committee below:

021319 Combined BillSummary by onScribd