Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown

Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown

Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown

The president signed the bill about 8:30 a.m.

Senate leaders have brokered a long-sought budget agreement that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. White House chief of staff John Kelly, however, said Monday that DACA recipients will not be priorities for deportation if the deadline expired.

Some other veteran Democrats - some of whom said holding the budget deal hostage to action on Dreamer immigrants had already proven to be a failed strategy - appeared more likely to support the agreement than junior progressives elected in recent years.

The colossal bill, which lawmakers have been negotiating for months, would be a game-changing piece of legislation, clearing the decks for Congress in dealing with major spending issues as well as doling out disaster relief money.

Rep. Nanette Barragan, D-Calif., a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said the Latino community thinks Senate Democratic leaders have "turned their back".

The measure was a win for Republican allies of the Pentagon and for Democrats seeking more for infrastructure projects and combatting opioid abuse.

While Senate Democrats celebrated the moment of rare bipartisanship - Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called it a "genuine breakthrough" - progressives and activists blasted them for leaving immigrants in legislative limbo. The delay in its passage began when Kentucky Republican Sen.

But it would be costly to U S taxpayers and would further underscore a fundamental shift in Republican thinking that Paul was trying to draw attention to.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the pact, joined on the Senate floor by top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer of NY.

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In the Senate, Mr. McConnell has promised an open debate over the fate of the young illegal immigrants.

The budget deal's passage effectively ends one of the most high-stakes fights in Washington, which devolved last month into a three-day partial government shutdown and a second, shorter one Friday.

The measure, aides said, also contains nearly $90 billion in overdue disaster aid and an increase in the government borrowing cap that would prevent a first-ever US government default on its obligations. "It's going to need bipartisan support". It will also suspend the government's borrowing limit through March 1, 2019.

The Senate's two top leaders have been nearing a bipartisan deal that would avert a shutdown, provide spending boosts for the Pentagon and domestic programs over the next two years.

Those conservatives were mainly angry about non-military spending increases.

The measure clears a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs.

While praising the military spending, Trump lamented that Republicans were forced to compromise due to their slim majority in the Senate, where the GOP holds 51 seats and the Democrats 49.

The House voted 240 to 186 in support of a bipartisan package that extends government funding until March 23 and lifts federal spending limits by almost $300 billion over the next two years, after the Senate cleared the measure in the middle of the night.

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