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Federal spending bill funds Md. transportation projects
Federal spending bill funds Md. transportation projects

Maryland will see hundreds of millions in federal cash to build the Red Line, dredge the port of Baltimore and clear a backlog of rape kits, among other provisions in a massive budget deal reached by congressional negotiators Tuesday night. The $1.1 trillion deal under consideration by the House of Representatives would avert a federal shutdown, and in the process funnel millions to key Maryland transportation projects and initiatives. The deal funds all of the federal government until the end of September, except for the Department of Homeland Security. That agency's role in immigration enforcement made it a target of House Republicans seeking to prevent funding to implement...