Upton Praises Budget Deal

Congressman Fred Upton says the two-year budget deal approved by the U.S. House overnight Thursday will properly fund the military, take care of veterans, support medical research, and bolster infrastructure. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 was signed into law by President Donald Trump early Friday. Congressman Upton says no such deal is perfect, but the plan shows both sides can come together to make a compromise. Among other things, his office says the spending plan includes $2 billion for the National Institutes of Health, $6 billion for the fight against opioid addiction, $20 billion for infrastructure, and $90 billion for disaster relief. The deal also lifted the debt limit through March of next year.