The Trump administration will not allow the government to pay rent to the agencies that it’s responsible for running as part of its budget deal, the government said Wednesday.
The deal calls for $30 billion in payments by the end of the fiscal year that begins Sept. 30, 2018.
The deal calls on the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Education, Health and Human Services, Labor, Justice, State and Treasury to pay about $1.8 billion in rent over five years, according to a White House statement.
The Trump administration said it “cannot afford to be a hostage to any party” in the negotiation process, and the deal calls the government’s obligations to pay “particular attention to those agencies that have been responsible for the administration’s handling of the crisis.”
The Department of Housing & Urban Development is responsible for paying for federal-housing payments to help finance repairs to federal-owned housing projects.
The Housing & Livable Communities Agency has responsibility for building housing in the District and other communities.
The Labor Department has responsibility to administer the federal workers compensation program, which has been under severe financial strain since the election.
The Justice Department oversees the Civil Rights Division and the Drug Enforcement Administration, which are part of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Task Force.