U.S.’s New Spending Bill

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The new bill has been approved, and it includes an extra $20 billion for defense. Immigration and border patrol get an 8% increase, but there is nothing for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

The defense amount includes a 2.1% pay raise for military personnel.

There was also nothing in the bill about hot topics planned parenthood and sanctuary cities. Both keep their current funding for now.

The Republicans traded a lot of the things they wanted in order to get funding for defense and border security.

The National Endowment for the Arts, about which there was some buzz that the program would see cuts, got a slight increase.

The UN will get $640 million less from the U.S. this year, and funding for the Coast Guard was also reduced.