US defence, domestic spending hike labeled as monstrosity

House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks to reporters ahead of an expected vote in the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on a short-term budget measure that would avert a rerun of last month's three-day partial government shutdown on Capitol

House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks to reporters ahead of an expected vote in the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on a short-term budget measure that would avert a rerun of last month's three-day partial government shutdown on Capitol

The bill was expected to pass, but vote counts remained unclear Friday morning. The deal, agreed upon by both the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate, was immediately welcomed by the White House.

"Left-wing United States news outlet ThinkProgress said Senate Democrats had pried a "$131bn increase for non-defense programmes" out of their Republican counterparts "in exchange for leaving out a key programme protecting about 800,000 undocumented immigrants". "Now we have Republicans hand-in-hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits", Paul said.

"Part of it depends on the Democrats".

"We have a moral responsibility to protect Dreamers, who are the pride of our nation and are American in every way but on paper", she said. "We are going to deliver our share of support".

"I feel good", he told radio host Hugh Hewitt.

The Senate's approval of the budget and stopgap funding package means it will now be passed onto the House of Representatives, where lawmakers are divided along party lines and passage is uncertain. "A "Queen of the Hill" rule should be employed that establishes the proposal receiving the most votes as the position of the House". "We will solve this DACA problem", he pledged.

Ryan said House Republicans are happy about military, infrastructure and opioid crisis funding, and ditching the independent payment advisory board for the Affordable Care Act.

IL representative Luis Gutierrez, one of the leading congressional advocates for immigrants, is urging colleagues to vote against the plan.

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The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump has endorsed the contents of the agreement, calling on lawmakers of both parties to "support our troops and support this Bill!"

On Thursday afternoon, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) insisted that he will bring up DACA legislation in the near future.

"As I've said publicly many times, our upcoming immigration debate on #DACA, border security, & other issues will be a process that is fair to all sides".

President Trump said Tuesday he will let the government shutdown again, if Democrats will not back changes to immigration. "It is as simple as that".

On Wednesday, the US Senate struck a bipartisan deal, agreeing to a two-year budget plan which would increase defence and domestic spending, including more funding for disaster relief and community health.

About $160 billion would go to the Pentagon and about $128 billion to non-defense programs.

"There are a lot of members who are very, very frustrated right now and that it keeps getting to this point".

It would also extend the debt ceiling for another year, reducing fears of an unprecedented USA debt default.

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