WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The U.S. Senate passed a broad, two-year budget deal Thursday that increases spending and eliminates the threat of a debt default until after the 2020 election. It was approved on a vote of 67 to 28.
South Dakota Senator John Thune, who voted for the bill, says it is a compromise.
Thune says moving the debt deadline reduces a major economic threat.
Thune says it was critical to find some agreement on government funding.
The deal increases military and domestic spending by $320 billion over two years. The federal deficit is also projected to grow past one trillion dollars by the end of the year.