Senate passes massive budget agreement

Senate passes massive budget agreement

Senate passes massive budget agreement

Republicans were sheepish about the bushels of dollars for Democratic priorities and the return next year of $1 trillion-plus deficits.

The deal now goes back to the House for a vote.

He added that the accord includes a sizable disaster relief package that will help Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas recover from Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey previous year.

"The Senate was set to vote on a 700-page bill that added over $500 billion in new spending to our already out-of-control debt". "I can' good faith, just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits".

Paul used his clout as a senator to deny the unanimous consent needed for a speedy vote to protest $300bn in deficit-financed spending in a two-year bipartisan budget agreement. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blocked a vote on a bipartisan budget agreement that raises spending caps for two years and funds the government through March 23, 2018.

Proponents of the bill - including House GOP leadership - argued its passage was necessary to end the pattern of passing stop-gap spending bills, which the military says is detrimental to it's health. The House will likely immediately take up the Senate's bill.

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House conservatives also rebelled against the bill but it still passed the House by a 240-186 margin early Friday morning.

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The White House budget proposal, to be released on Monday, projects that the economy will grow about 3 percent over the next decade, with a slightly larger near-term boost of 3.2 percent next year before declining to 3 percent in 2021 and 2.8 percent in 2026, the Wall Street Journal reported.

His dissent forced the brief government shutdown, underscoring the persistent inability of Congress and Trump to deal efficiently with Washington's fiscal obligation to keep the government open. After House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held the floor for eight hours to voice her opposition to a plan that did not guarantee a vote on DACA legislation, the Democratic leadership was not whipping members to vote against the plan.

The legislation suspends the debt ceiling through March 2019.

Paul said he wanted to make people uncomfortable who were voting in support of the big deficits.

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"I think we will", he said in a radio interview.

"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.

Still, it represented a bitter defeat for Democrats who followed a risky strategy to use the party's leverage on the budget to address immigration and ended up scalded by last month's three-day government shutdown.

Pro-DACA advocates ironically have a better shot at getting a deal than they did when they were tying DACA to the budget. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. "But the problem is the only time we discover bipartisanship is when we spend more money".

"My commitment to working together on an immigration measure that we can make law is a honest commitment", Ryan said.

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

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House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said in a February 6 statement he thought House Republicans' priorities made great progress, especially on issues such as increased funding for K-12 schools, a strengthened workforce, the opioid epidemic and increased government efficiency.

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