House-Approved Budget Funds Border Wall, Increases Military Spending

The House has passed a $788 billion spending bill that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Trump’s controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon.

The 235 to 192 vote both eases a large backlog of unfinished spending bills and gives Mr. Trump and his House GOP allies political wins heading into the August recess. Challenging hurdles remain because the measure will meet with more powerful Democratic opposition in the Senate.

The 326-page measure would make good on longtime GOP promises to reverse an erosion in military readiness. It would give veterans programs a 5 percent increase and fund a 2.4 percent military pay raise.

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