Mick Mulvaney

Federal funding bill eases fear of deep cuts, would fund Chesapeake Bay restoration, other Maryland initiatives

Federal funding bill eases fear of deep cuts, would fund Chesapeake Bay restoration, other Maryland initiatives

Congress was poised Thursday to approve a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill that would set aside millions for the Chesapeake Bay and other Maryland priorities that had been threatened by deep cuts.

The sweeping legislation, unveiled days before lawmakers face another government shutdown, would boost military spending and provide $1.6 billion for security along the U.S. border with Mexico — far short of the $25 billion President Donald J. Trump sought. The measure included no resolution for the so-called “Dreamers,” the young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

“There is no question that this legislation represents compromise,” said Sen. Chris Van Hollen,...

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