US President signs major budget bill

Ryan and other GOP leaders spent Thursday attempting to shore up support among conservatives for the budget plan

Ryan and other GOP leaders spent Thursday attempting to shore up support among conservatives for the budget plan

The closure, however, only lasted a few hours, after both the Senate and the House of Representatives and the Senate voted in favor of a budget agreement to provide funds to the Trump government for the next two years The agreement reached between Republicans and Democrats contemplates an increase in spending of at least u.s. $300,000 million that will also increase public debt. The House voted 240-186 to approve the bill just before dawn Eastern time, hours after the Senate had approved the measure on a 71-28 vote.

Republican leaders, top Democrats and President Donald Trump are all claiming big wins in the $400 billion budget agreement signed into law Friday. Paul says, "My intention has never been to shut down government". They agreed to a budget agreement, signed Friday morning, that will allow for $300 billion in additional spending over the next two years, including $165 billion for the military.

"There's no secret plan here to try to push this in any direction, and the Senate's going to work its will", McConnell said. Rand Paul of Kentucky went rogue and stalled a vote in protest over his party's willingness to bust the budget. "I want them to have to answer people at home who said, 'How come you were against President Obama's deficits and then how come you're for Republican deficits?'"

The and passed competing budgets Thursday of more than $87 billion, setting up negotiations between the chambers to resolve vast differences over K-12 schools, higher education, environmental and health care spending. "To me, it looked like he was clueless", said Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill.

While Paul's performance in the Senate strained the patience of his colleagues, he focused on the same concern that caused so many House Republicans to oppose the bill - deficit spending.

And liberal stalwarts including top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi were also in revolt because the deal does nothing to protect immigrants known as "Dreamers", who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, from deportation. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he supports the bill and says we are risking the military with not having the funding. But it put Paul - and conservative complaints about the sweeping budget agreement negotiated this week by congressional leaders - in the spotlight. Some House Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, plan to vote no on the bill because it doesn't include a permanent solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program.

With the clock ticking toward a midnight government shutdown, Paul made himself the sole obstacle to his chamber's quick passage of legislation keeping federal agencies open.

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The Trump administration signaled it expected the shutdown to be short, calling it a "lapse".

The spending deal also bypassed the contentious immigration issues that held up a previous stopgap spending bill in January, resulting in a three-day shutdown.

Our government could cut military spending, and increase resources to help with the student debt, as well as other social programs.

The problem, Harrison says, is that the budgets have been stretched by rising personnel costs, more expensive technology investments and other factors, compounded by the cumulative effects of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East.

The bill also provides $80 billion in disaster relief for hurricane devastated areas in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, as well as aid for places affected by wildfires.

"I love bipartisanship, as you know", said Sen.

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