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"But the agreement delivers important victories for OH, from funding community health centers and children's healthcare, to boosting the fight against opioids and creating a special committee to solve the pension crisis".

If passed early Friday, the bill would then head to the House, where the deal's fate is far from certain. Congress aims to avoid letting funding lapse for the second time in less than a month.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a defence hawk, said it was the "best news for the military. since 2011". Rand Paul repeatedly held up votes on the budget plan, futilely seeking a vote on reversing spending increases.

Leaders in the Senate had hoped the bipartisan package, which covers the remainder of this fiscal year and next, would end what has been a series of stopgap measures and shutdown threats, including the three-day disruption in January.

The deal reached this week was meant to draw support from all sides.

The legislation also would authorize the energy department to make sales from the nation's strategic petroleum reserve, extend financing for community health care centers for two years and make modifications to medicare, such as repealing a payment cap for therapy services.

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The package includes a major disaster relief package to help Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and other hard-hit spots still reeling from last year's devastating storms.

Meanwhile, conservative House Republicans blasted the plan's calls for a almost $300 billion increase in federal spending over the next two years, raising concerns over federal deficits.

Democrats have long pursued a strategy to link the federal funding debate to a solution for hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

Speaker Ryan gave a similar assurance Thursday, saying, "To anyone who doubts my commitment to solve this problem and bring up a DACA and immigration reform bill, do not".

Many Democrats support the budget deal, but were unhappy with the compromise because it doesn't tackle immigration - specifically addressing the plight of DREAMers, including the roughly 700,000 immigrants who are in the US illegally after being brought to the country as children and who are enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which is set to expire on March 5. Trump has said he plans to shut the DACA program down next month.

Paul tells The Associated Press he knows his protest against the bill is likely to fail, but says it is important to point out that the last-minute agreement could increase the federal deficit by as much as $1 trillion.

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Senate leaders said that they do not want to shut down the government again and see little risk that it would occur.

McConnell noted that after passage, the Appropriations committees "will have six weeks to negotiate detailed appropriations and deliver full funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2018".

The measure, aides said, also contains nearly $90 billion in overdue disaster aid and an increase in the government borrowing cap that would prevent a first-ever USA government default on its obligations.

The legislation provides funding to combat opioid addiction. "I've been calling on Congress to provide more resources for this cause, and this new funding will build on the additional resources provided through the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) and the CURES law". It would raise non-defense spending by $63 billion in fiscal year 2018, and $68 billion in fiscal year 2019.

Senate leaders agreed to a massive two-year budget deal on Wednesday.

"While President Trump threatens shutdowns and stalemates, congressional leaders have done the hard work of finding compromise and consensus", Schumer said.

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