Continuing to Continue
The White House and Congress spent most of last week negotiating a bipartisan spending agreement for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, 2016 but they couldn’t quite work out the details on several items, including how much extra money might to go the Army and Defense Department. The Army stands to get an extra $8.4 billion if an agreement is reached.
What to watch: Congress passed a continuing resolution on Friday to extend funding through midnight May 5, and reached a tentative deal Sunday night on a $1 trillion budget that would include defense increases sought by President Trump. A vote on that agreement is expected this week.