The House has passed a bipartisan bill to raise the debt limit and set spending levels for two years, which would help provide more funds for the U.S. military and head off another government shutdown.

The measure, a compromise between President Donald Trump’s administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), got approval in a 284-149 vote on Thursday, July 25.

CNBC reported that Democrats voted 219-16 in favor of the bill, while Republicans opposed it by a 132-65 margin.

The measure would lift the limit on the government’s $22 trillion debt for two years. It also sets discretionary spending at about $1.37 trillion in fiscal 2020 and slightly higher in fiscal 2021.

The bill would prevent another government shutdown, help the Treasury Department borrow freely to pay the government’s bills, and lock in place recent budget gains for the Pentagon and domestic agencies, according to The Associated Press.

The Senate is expected to pass the legislation in the coming days before sending it to the president’s desk for signing into law.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has warned the government could run out of ways to pay its bills unless Congress raises the debt ceiling before September.

President Trump hailed the House approval, tweeting “I am pleased to announce the House has passed our budget deal 284-149. Great for our Military and our Vets. A big thank you!”

Before the vote, the president had urged House Republicans to support the legislation, which he said would greatly help the military and veterans.

Under the deal negotiated earlier between the Trump administration and House Democrats, the president wanted a total of $750 billion for the military, while Democrats proposed a sum of $733 billion. He finally got $738 billion, a $22 billion increase from the current fiscal year.

President Trump has pledged to make the U.S. military “stronger than ever before.”

Earlier on Thursday, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence took part in a full honors welcome ceremony that included a 21-gun-salute, for Mark Esper, who was sworn in as the new secretary of defense on Tuesday.||d2a1da734__

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