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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (R) speaks next to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a news conference on President Trump's first 100 days on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RTS14CNR

Democrats say Trump agrees to deal on spending, debt, Harvey aid

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders say President Donald Trump has agreed to a plan to fund the government and increase the nation’s debt limit for three months as part of a deal to rush disaster aid to Hurricane Harvey victims.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the agreement Wednesday after meeting with Trump at the White House.

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The deal promises to speed a $7.9 billion Harvey aid bill, which passed the House Wednesday, to Trump’s desk before disaster accounts run out later this week.

The move buys almost three months for Washington to try to solve myriad issues, including more funding for defense, immigration, health care, and a longer-term increase in the government’s borrowing authority.

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