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$1.1 trillion budget agreement shows Democrats' clout:Bipartisan plan avoids shutdown of government

President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and House Speaker Paul Ryan declared the bill a victory for the GOP.

WASHINGTON — Erasing the threat of a disruptive government shutdown, the White House and Congress endorsed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Monday to carry the nation through September, an agreement underscoring that Democrats retain considerable clout during President Trump's term.

Negotiators released the 1,665-page bill after Republicans dropped numerous demands on the e

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