Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky) leaves the chamber after announcing an agreement in the Senate on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programmes with huge spending increases on Wednesday. Photo: AP
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky) leaves the chamber after announcing an agreement in the Senate on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programmes with huge spending increases on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky) leaves the chamber after announcing an agreement in the Senate on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programmes with huge spending increases on Wednesday. Photo: AP
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky) leaves the chamber after announcing an agreement in the Senate on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programmes with huge spending increases on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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