Some of the New Bedford working waterfrong. Photo/New England Boating.

Some of the New Bedford working waterfrong. Photo/New England Boating.

Boston.com: Massachusetts fishermen and MIT scientists are among the winners in a $1.012 trillion spending deal released Monday night by Congress.

Under the bill poised to clear Congress this week, $75 million in fisheries disaster relief will go toward to the Commerce Department, which will then distribute it to states.

The assistance is part of a bipartisan bill that is set to begin moving through Congress to fund the U.S. government through September 30. The compromise signals a break from years of forced budget cuts and congressional funding fights.

Read more about the disaster relief money for Northeast fishermen.

 

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