Trump Signs Spending Bill to End Brief Government Shutdown

Trump Signs Spending Bill to End Brief Government Shutdown

"Every one of those republicans complained about President Obama's deficits and yet now we have them out there bragging and pushing and doing everything they can to get their trillion dollar deficit through".

The breakdown came largely in the Senate, when after a day of inaction, Republican Sen.

At 5:32 a.m., the House passed the bill 240-186 as it overcame opposition from liberal Democrats angry that the package did not include an immigration policy fix and conservative Republicans upset about its expected impact raising the deficit over $1 trillion.

The overnight session was forced by Sen.

The Senate passed the bill around 2 a.m.

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer warned the delay put lawmakers "in risky territory", and several fellow Republicans confronted Paul in the chamber about his strategy - but he refused to yield to allow an early vote.

"And while I don't want the government to shut down, I also don't want to keep it open if we're not going to reform it", Paul said. For some Republicans, the problem was spending, specifically too much of it. Pat Toomey (R-PA). "This spending spree makes it worse".

The massive two-year budget deal proposed by Senate leaders Wednesday raises budget caps by $300 billion in the next two years, increases the debt ceiling and offers up almost $90 billion in disaster relief for hurricane-ravaged Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

He said: "Ultimately, neither side got everything it wanted in this agreement, but we reached a bipartisan compromise that puts the safety and wellbeing of the American people first".

"Fortunately, DACA not included in this Bill, negotiations to start now!" he concluded.

"Our members who are focused on the military are very happy where we landed with that", Ryan told Hewitt on his radio show in reference to the defense spending caps.

Senators eventually voted to approve the deal early Friday.

The bipartisan deal provides $70billion for disaster relief for Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, which are still recovering from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, respectively; $20 billion for infrastructure; and $6 billion to fight the opioid epidemic. And if any amendment passed, it would blow up the budget agreement. Bill Nelson (D-FL).

White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short said the package would increase "a little more" spending of over $300 billion.

For a lot of Republicans, that was not the right formula.

Sure, people had their issues with the thing-House conservatives like Mark Sanford hated the $300 billion price tag; House Democrats like Nancy Pelosi wanted a commitment from Paul Ryan that he would hold a vote on DACA legislation; and market experts were (and are!) deeply anxious that increasing deficits will further freak out investors.

"Republican majorities in the House and Senate have turned the process into an embarrassing spectacle, running from one crisis directly into the next", Democratic Representative Nita Lowey said.

But when it comes time to vote, the House may face many of their own challenges, like conservatives opposing spending increases and democrats holding out for an immigration deal.



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