Trump pushes for more Republicans in Congress

Trump pushes for more Republicans in Congress

Trump pushes for more Republicans in Congress

From the beginning. The Senate had to move fast to pass the deal. The two-year pact, which also continues the government's authority to borrow money, postpones any possible federal default or likely shutdowns until after the November elections.

The U.S. House of Representatives has joined the Senate in approving a bill to end an overnight shutdown of the federal government. The House is preparing to vote on the bill in the next few hours. The deal included short-term funding to hash out details of the two-year budget, funding for areas hit by natural disasters, and more.

While the legislation sets out broad budget numbers for the next two fiscal years, lawmakers face yet another deadline on March 23 - giving congressional appropriators time to write a detailed bill doling out funding to government agencies.

That won over many Republicans, but some were furious over the $131 billion extra made available for non-military spending, including health and infrastructure.

A vote on the bill is nevertheless expected. "I am pleased to announce that our bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on defense spending and other priorities have yielded a significant agreement", McConnell said on the floor of the Senate.

"It does diminish our leverage, absolutely", Rep. Juan Vargas (D., Calif.) said of passing the budget deal before the vote, which he planned to oppose.

The drama played out against a backdrop of tumbling global stock markets.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).

House Democrats do not appear to have a cohesive strategy on the vote.

Their fate was thrown into limbo last September after Trump rescinded Obama's immigration policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

However, on Thursday afternoon, Pelosi curbed her language in a dear colleague letter to House Democrats, explaining that she would vote "no" on the budget legislation but not directly requesting that they do the same.

White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said the package would increase spending by "just shy" of $300bn.

President Donald Trump signed the bill Friday morning, officially ending the government shutdown.

House Minority Leader Nancy (D-CA).

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Kalla said she anxious she might have made her move too early. "I tried my best today, so I am satisfied with this result". By the time she had room to maneuver it was too late because Kalla had built too large of a lead to make up.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moves next to the hard issue of immigration, with a procedural vote set for Monday. She received a standing ovation when she walked into a caucus dinner Wednesday night, but some Democratic lawmakers said Mrs. Pelosi's speech may have misleadingly broadcast that their sole ambition is to resolve the immigration debate. "To anyone who doubts my intention to solve this problem and bring up a DACA and immigration reform bill, do not", Ryan said on Thursday.

The president tweeted Friday: "Just signed Bill".

The agreement would increase the government's borrowing limit to prevent a first-ever default on USA obligations that looms in just a few weeks.

This time around, the shutdown had little to do with immigration, at least at its outset.

The federal government shut down for 519 minutes in Friday's early morning hours. Rand Paul prevented the deal from advancing Thursday. "I want to thank my friend the Democratic Leader for joining me this afternoon, and for the productive discussions that generated this proposal". "We love and need our Military and gave them everything - and more", he said.

Unable to come to a deal with Paul, the Senate took an hour break just before 11 p.m., letting the deadline pass. "Sadly, we needed some Dem votes for passage". The first is that many Republicans have long since given up the charade of actually caring about deficits outside of scenarios in which 1) a Democrat is in the White House, and 2) there's a chance to slash social services.

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