The U.S. Senate reached a $300 billion spending deal Wednesday meant to fund the government for two years.
If the government isn’t funded by Thursday, it will mean another shutdown.
The senate’s agreement was announced by both Republican and Democratic leaders and would lift caps on defense funding and some domestic government spending, according to a Reuters article. The agreement also reportedly raises the debt ceiling and funds disaster relief, infrastructure and programs addressing opioid abuse.
“After months of fiscal brinkmanship, this budget deal is the first real sprout of bipartisanship,” said Chuck Schumer, the leader of Senate Democrats in the Reuters article. “And it should break the long cycle of spending crises that have snarled this congress and hampered our middle class.”
The legislation was a bipartisan win for the Senate, but fear over a government shutdown hasn’t been completely assuaged, yet. According to reporting by the BBC, both Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives have disapproved of the bill. Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed to oppose any spending bill that doesn’t protect so-called Dreams, young immigrants who were illegally brought to the country as children.