White House And Congressional Leaders Reach Deal On Debt Ceiling, Spending

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The White House and congressional leaders have come to a bipartisan budget agreement, which will increase spending and raise the debt ceiling.

The two-year budget deal will raise the debt ceiling past the 2020 elections and set $1.3 trillion for defense and domestic spending. It still has to be passed by Congress and is expected to be in both chambers before the August recess.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with NPR's congressional correspondent Susan Davis (@DaviSusan) for the latest.

This segment aired on July 23, 2019.


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