Two Year Budget Deal Reached By Senate Leaders

Two Year Budget Deal Reached By Senate Leaders

Two Year Budget Deal Reached By Senate Leaders

With federal funding set to expire at midnight Thursday, if lawmakers do not extend spending authority then the US government will suffer its second partial shutdown in as many months.

With a looming midnight deadline to avoid another government shutdown, the standoff of the last few months seems to have come to an end as Senate leaders arrived at an agreement on a new budget deal.

An angry Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) accused Paul of playing games as the federal government lurched closer to running out of funding for the second time in three weeks.

The bipartisan compromise would provide the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years.

The budget deal will provide $4 billion over two years to address the backlog of an excess of 400,000 claims at the Veterans Administration, making good on one of Trump's campaign promises to improve the care of those who served in the military.

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The budget deal is expected to pass the Senate but may encounter difficulties in the House.

Both Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives have voiced disapproval of the bipartisan bill.

Donald Trump has been criticised for fiscal irresponsibility and failing to deal effectively with Washington's obligations, although the United States president played little role in the Senate-crafted bill. "No one would suggest it is flawless, but we worked hard to find common ground and stay focused on serving the American people", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in announcing the agreement.

The deal is expected to pass the Senate early Friday morning, despite Paul's standoff. He objects to 300 billion dollars in deficit spending in the bill.

"I think it will all work out, but it's up in the air", Cornyn said. Such an increase in spending is "fiscally irresponsible and creates serious long-term budget challenges".

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The Senate's deal funds the government for the next six weeks and raises federal budget caps for two years, with the increase divided nearly equally between defense and domestic spending.

More funding for disaster relief: The plan includes $90 billion more to be spent on disaster aid for recent hurricanes and wildfires, which have spurred calls from some lawmakers for a more robust federal response.

"I don't know when we'll have another opportunity that matches today for us to just get a simple commitment from the speaker of the House that he will give us a vote", Pelosi said. She spoke on the House floor for more than eight hours on Wednesday, passionately support of the program and urging her colleagues to do the same.

In September, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the phase out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she and a "large number" of Democratic representatives would not support the short-term spending bill unless House Majority Leader Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) assured them that a debate on immigration legislation would take place.

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Democrats have long pursued a strategy to link the federal funding debate to a permanent solution for hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children.

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