(REUTERS) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed and sent to President Donald Trump a two-year budget deal that would increase federal spending on defense and an array of other domestic programs, significantly adding to rapidly escalating government debt.
By a vote of 67-28, the Senate ignored late-hour appeals from some conservative Republicans who support bigger military expenditures and tax cuts that constrain revenues but were angered over more spending for non-defense domestic programs.
Last week the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed the bill with tepid Republican support, despite Trump's push for Congress to approve it.
Advertisement - story continues below
The legislation would authorize $2.75 trillion in new defense and non-defense spending through Sept. 30, 2021.