Congress Pass $1.3 Trillion Budget Measure, Finally Resolving FY18 Budget Fights

 Photo Credit: Sailors observe an F/A-18E Super Hornet land during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on March 16, 2018. On Friday, lawmakers approved a massive $1.3 trillion budget deal that includes more money for new aircraft and other military priorities. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler C. Priestley/Navy)

Photo Credit: Sailors observe an F/A-18E Super Hornet land during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on March 16, 2018. On Friday, lawmakers approved a massive $1.3 trillion budget deal that includes more money for new aircraft and other military priorities. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler C. Priestley/Navy)

By Leo Shane III and Joe Gould, Marine Times 

WASHINGTON — Congress finalized a $1.3 trillion budget deal early Friday morning to stave off another government shutdown threat this weekend and give federal agencies — including the Department of Defense — their full-year spending allotment after nearly a six-month wait.

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