U.S. House passes 2

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              WASHINGTON,July25(Xinhua)--,struckbetweentheWhiteHouseandCongressinabipartisanfashionMonday,coversfiscalyears2020and2021,,2021,149cameonedaybeforelawmakersinthechamberleavetownforthesummerrecess."Thisagreementwasreachedanditwillmeettheneedsofthepeoplewhomwearehonoredtorepresent,"HouseSpeakerNancyPelosiassheadvocathTreasurySecretaryStevenMnuchin,,,theproposedbillwillbesenttoPresidentDonaldTrumpal,,sayingit"greatlyhelpsourMilitaryandourVets."Representingasignificantbipartisancompromise,,non-defenseoutlays,apriorityforHouseSpeakerNancyPelosi,"offsets"forspendingincreases--downfromtheoriginalWhiteHouseproposalaskingfor150billiondollars--Republicanscanboastthevictoryofsecuringmoredefensespendingin,the320-billion-dollarriseinoverallspendinglevelsforthen,,spendingindomesticprogramswouldbefurtherboostedto635billiondollars."Wearesecuringrobustfundingforcrucialdomesticpriorities,"Pelosisaid."Wehavealwaysinsistedonparityinincreasesbetweendefenceandnon-defense."Inaddition,thelegislationwouldavoidtheautomaticcutsloominginJanuarythatwouldhavereduced55billiondollarsindomesticspendingan,knownas"sequester,",,theagreementwouldpermanentlyendthesequester,amovehailedbyPelosiandSenateMinorityLeaderChuckSchumerinajointstatementMondayasanimportantwinforDemocrats."Importantly,Democratshaveachievedanagreementthatpermanentlyendsthethreatofthesequester,"theysaid."WearepleasedthattheAdministrationhasfinallyagreedtojoinDemocratsinendingthesedevastatingcuts."Thedeal,however,ATodaycriticizedthebill,sayingitis"deeplyflawed.""Withthenationaldebtrapidlyapproachinganastonishingtrillion,itsobviouswhatCongressshouldbefocusedon,"wroteRepublicanRepresentativesMarkMeadows,JodyHiceandWarrenDavidson,whoareallmembersoftheconservativegroup."Weshouldbeworkingaroundtheclock,cancelingCongressionalrecessifnecessary,tohammeroutabudgetagreementthatresponsiblycutsspendingandsetsthecountryonatracktofiscalsolvency."Yet,HouseRep"notaperfectdealbyanymeans,"CongressionalProgressiveCaucus,aprogressivegroupintheHouse,saidinastatementWednesdaythat"withthisagreement,wecanfinallybegintoendthisharmfulchapterofself-inflictedausterity."Thegroupaddedthatthedeal"willallowformajor,long-overdueinvestmentsindomesticpriorities--includinghousingassistance,foodaid,educationandjobtraining."。