Negotiators on Capitol Hill have unveiled a one-point-one-trillion-dollar spending bill that would fund federal agencies through the rest of the fiscal year. Aside from the appropriations, there is language included that will clear the way for work to continue on the local levee upgrades. One of the big speed bumps in the process to fix the levees has been the amount of red tape, according to those facilitating the local fixes.
Congressman Rodney Davis (R) of Taylorville represents portions of the Riverbend, and says this bill should fix that problem.
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Davis says it was true cooperation between both sides of the aisle, and the House and Senate, that got this agreement done. Another government shutdown was set to occur at midnight Wednesday if Congress was not able to approve new spending authority.
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