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The Senate Overwhelmingly Passed A $857 Billion Spending Bill

The government will shut down if it isn't funded by Sept. 30.
Posted at 11:15 PM, Aug 23, 2018

The Senate just overwhelmingly passed an $857 billion spending bill Thursday. The bipartisan effort passed 85-7.

Senators are working together to try to fund the government and avoid a shutdown by Sept. 30, and the package has wins for both parties, according to Politico.

For Republicans, it includes bolstered spending for the Pentagon at nearly historic levels.

And Democrats can tout increased spending for the Department of Health and Human services and education programs. 

President Donald Trump has threatened to shut the government down if he isn't granted enough funding for a so-called border wall, so and it’s not clear if he’ll sign off on the package.

Additional spending by Newsy affiliate CNN.