Congress goes into recess, government will go into another shutdown

Congress goes into recess, government will go into another shutdown

Congress goes into recess, government will go into another shutdown

The White House had already begun to instruct government agencies to prepare for potential shutdown, local media reported.

Members of the House voted early Friday morning, ending an overnight shutdown of the government.

Ryan said on Thursday he would bring an immigration bill to the floor that the president would sign.

The government will be funded through March 23. The previous one had occurred in 2013 and lasted 16 days.

While both the president and his Republican spokesmen have blamed the Democratic Party for the delay and obstructionism in reaching a pact, it was the representative Rand Paul (R-Ky.) the one who paralyzed the vote after refusing to take any decision with respect to the measure before the cut-off time for closure, which many have considered "a shame" for a Congress controlled by Republicans.

"The Office of Management and Budget is now preparing for a lapse in appropriations".


In another time and place, the longtime budget hawk's lecture may have been applauded by a number of like-minded Republicans. The deal found support in both parties largely because it has something for everyone - both the military spending Republicans wanted and the money for domestic programs Democrats sought.

The outspoken Senator was complaining that his fellow Republicans had turned away from the fiscal discipline they showed a few years ago.

Lawmakers in that chamber were deeply divided along party lines and passage was uncertain, but House Republican leaders said the package would be approved, possibly before the start of the work day.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).

According to The Washington Post, that figure is USA $500,000 million.

The debt ceiling will be raised by the appropriate amount until March 2019.

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While House minority leader Nancy Pelosi stole the headlines on Wednesday when she delivered a record-breaking eight-hour speech on the House floor denouncing the Bill and calling for a deal on immigration, it was Republicans' turn on Thursday.

The California congresswoman has called for the bill to include protection against deportation for "dreamers", young immigrants who entered the United States with their parents illegally as children.

"I voted against this legislation because Dreamers are not included in it", said Sen.

While conservatives, such as those in the far-right House Freedom Caucus, embraced a tax overhaul previous year that will expand the nation's debt, they adamantly oppose domestic spending increases that the budget deal allows. There were 73 Democrats who voted for the legislation and 67 Republicans who voted against.

"Do not conspire with this government", he said.

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The White House is scheduled to release its budget blueprint for the next fiscal year on Monday, and spokesman Raj Shah said the outline would be an attempt to move the country "toward a path to restoring fiscal responsibility".

Kellyanne Conway, the president's adviser, told Conspiracy Talk News that the agreement offers long-term budgetary certainty and funding for government priorities, including infrastructure and funds for the military.

"I ran against the devastating effects of the budget sequester on our national defense, and this deal lifts this harmful policy so that Secretary Mattis can combat the readiness crisis and rebuild our military to defend us against 21st century threats", she said.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said the measure amounts to "doubling down on the irresponsible mentality in Congress of spend-now-pay-later".

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