Congress hammers out $1.37 trillion spending bill

Congressional negotiators on Monday unveiled a $1.37 trillion federal spending bill aiming to avert a partial government shutdown.

Congress is expected to pass the compromise, with the House voting Tuesday and the Senate later in the week.

The proposal includes $25 million for federal gun violence research, a 3.1 percent pay raise for civilian federal employees, and the repeal of several Affordable Care Act taxes, The Washington Post reports.

President Trump’s border wall will receive $1.375 billion in funding, but the administration will have the ability to take funds from other accounts.

The legislation includes $7.6 billion in funding for the 2020 Census, $425 million in election security grants, and a $22 billion boost in Pentagon funding. It also increases the age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21.

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