The Senate will take up the final version of the final Senate version of a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Wednesday.
The bill will be sent to President Donald Trump for his signature.
The Senate version includes a spending package that includes $8 billion for the Department of Homeland Security, $4 billion for “emergency preparedness,” $2 billion for a new Veterans Administration, and $6.8 billion to help pay for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
The House version also includes $1 billion for emergency preparedness, and another $2.3 billion to pay for DACA.
The final Senate bill is expected to be sent by early next week, though it’s not known when it will be released to the public.
Thune, a Republican who chairs the Senate Budget Committee, told reporters at the Capitol on Wednesday that the legislation will be presented to Trump by the end of next week.
“The President will sign the bill,” he said.
Thunes told reporters that the Senate bill will include $3 billion for FEMA and $2 million for the Veterans Administration.
“We’re going to have $3 for FEMA.
The $2 for the veterans, that’s just for the program.
We’re going back to the beginning, the original proposal, the $1,000 for the VA, and we’re going right back to that,” he added.
He said the final bill will also include $500 million for new border security fencing and $1 million for a border wall.
“It’s going to be $1 trillion,” he noted.
“If you want to say it’s too big, well, you’re going too big.”
The final bill, Thune said, will include more than $1tn in additional funding to pay off the nation’s debts.
“This is a $2 trillion, $1trillion-plus bill, which will include a $7 trillion investment in our infrastructure,” he told reporters.
“And the $7trillion will come out of this bill, so we can start to make some progress toward our $1 debt ceiling.”
A separate version of House-passed legislation also included $2tn in spending to help cover the cost of the DACA program.
“As you know, we have been working on this legislation for several weeks now, and now we’re able to give you the budget, which is a great bill, a bipartisan bill,” Thune told reporters, referring to a bill that passed the House on May 31 and was sent to the Senate by Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Schumer.
“I want to thank all of you for coming and working with us to make sure this bill passed,” Thunes said.
“You have made this the greatest day in the history of the United States Senate.”
Thune also said that the final package will include about $1 trillion in funding for the federal government.
“So we’re at $1-trillion.
The rest of it is the $800 billion,” he concluded.
The Budget Committee will hold a final vote on the bill at 9:30 a.m. EST.