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Trump signs sweeping two-year budget deal

10 February 2018, 11:29 | Christie Tate

Paul goes 'rogue'; budget finally passes

Budget finally OK, Congress heads into big immigration fight

"Our Military will now be stronger than ever before".

Several key Democrats oppose the Senate deal including the #House Freedom Caucus because they say it would lead to more government spending. Many Senate Dems took issue with the divorcing of the immigration debate from the budget negotiations as well, noting it as a major point of leverage. Sen.

A carefully crafted, bipartisan stopgap funding and budget package was introduced with confidence earlier this week by Senate leaders, who predicted swift passage before the expiration at midnight on Thursday of current funding authority. And then Rand Paul stepped in.

The second shutdown in less than a month ended early this morning with votes in both the House and the Senate.

Republicans have seen some good news in polling since December, with some surveys showing them narrowing the gap on the generic ballot question and growing support for the tax-cut bill passed on GOP votes in December.

Schumer declared that talks with Trump were "like negotiating with Jell-O." Sen. A senior administration official had said Trump would sign the bill before noon but was unlikely to do so before 9 a.m., when federal employees would be back at work. But on the flip side, the bill contained a lot to make both parties happy: defense spending for Republicans, domestic spending for Democrats, a provision to suspend the debt limit until March 2019, and, crucially, a way to get the government running. Ryan hasn't scheduled House consideration, infuriating Democrats, but he said Friday, "We will focus on bringing that debate to this floor and finding a solution". The measures will have a 60-vote threshold for approval.

"Now we have the Republicans, hand in hand with the Democrats, offering us a deficit of a trillion dollars", he added.

The lower chamber approved the legislation in a 240-186 vote.

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But the 652-page budget bill says nothing about protection for the "Dreamer" immigrants.

Senate leaders brokered a long-sought budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years.

"We wait until the very last minute". He also wanted to raise alarms about the additional $1.5 trillion in debt the measure was expected to produce over the next decade. Pelosi made it plain she wasn't pressuring her colleagues to kill the bill, which is packed with money for party priorities like infrastructure, combating opioid abuse and helping college students.

Still, lawmakers' inability to keep open the government underpinning the world's largest economy pointed to acute legislative dysfunction that has paralyzed Congress and forced the government to operate on one short-term spending bill after another since the fiscal year began October 1. "The reason I'm here tonight is to put people on the spot". Rand Paul effectively shut down the United States government for hours after he blocked a late-night vote with his fiery speech on the Senate floor.

"Quote of the day (from Politico): "'When Rand Paul pulls a stunt like this, it easy to understand why it's hard to be Rand Paul's next door neighbor, ' said [Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Charlie] Dent, referring to the neighbor who assaulted Paul past year, breaking several of his ribs and sending him to the hospital".

Stay with Northern Michigan's News Leader as we work to keep you updated. The left flank of the Democrats and the Republican's fiscally conservative Tea Party wing have already voiced their intention to vote against the bipartisan bill.

The Senate's Majority whip sounded a bit frustrated by the holdup. Sen.



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