Congress Passes $1.1T Spending Bill, Avoids Shutdown

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, the Senate gave final approval late Saturday to a $1 trillion spending bill, ending the possibility of a government shutdown until next fall.

The bill’s passage marked a political victory for Senate Appropriations Committee chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat and a chief architect of the measure. Mikulski and Democratic leaders managed to move the bill through Congress despite deep concerns voiced by members of both parties. . .

For Maryland, the measure includes $100 million for the Red Line, $63 million for the port of Baltimore and $1.5 billion over a decade to update Metro’s infrastructure.

For more information, see the full story from the Sun.

MACo’s upcoming Winter Conference will feature a session in which representatives from the Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski will share how federal policy and funding assist infrastructure repair and development in Maryland.  Panelists will describe how to work with your federal partners to address needs in your community.

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