United States could use government shutdown
- Author: Sonia Alvarado May 08, 2017,
May 08, 2017, 15:41
GOP leaders insisted they got some wins, including a $15 billion boost for defense spending and more than $1 billion in new immigration enforcement money.
Reps. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., and David Young, R-Iowa, voted in favor of the spending bill, as did Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy expressed confidence the bill would pass and several moderate Republican lawmakers who previously objected to the bill said they could now support it. Schumer said this referring to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign when he played this very Rolling Stones song to close many of his campaign rallies, according to the Guardian. Mexican officials have rejected that notion.
"We have a Republican in the White House and control of both chambers of Congress yet this legislation fails to include key conservative reforms Republicans have long-advocated".
Democrats boasted of money for foreign assistance and cash-strapped Puerto Rico while winning funding for favored programs like transit projects and grants for first responders.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who finds himself in the same pinch as his predecessor, John Boehner, R-Ohio, touted the spending plan in an interview Wednesday with conservative radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt,.
It also funds an authorised 2.1% pay raise for the military. "The President's priority was to secure the southern border and that's what this does", Mulvaney said.
But in later Rose Garden comments, Trump appeared once more to embrace the agreement, calling it a "clear win" for the American people and a "victory under the radar" for Republicans.
While Republicans in Congress craft a bill to unwind the tighter financial rules that took effect after the 2008 crisis, Trump is looking in another direction: He's entertaining the idea of restoring the Depression-era firewall between commercial banking and its riskier investment side.
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It also came at the start of a week in which the House is considering a possible vote on a health care overhaul that would repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Ryan's office peppered reporters' inboxes with news releases cheerleading for the bill and GOP-won provisions such as extending a private school vouchers program for students in Washington, D.C.'s troubled school system through 2019.
After Congress made a decision to move forward with a spending plan that doesn't include cash for President Donald Trump's border wall, the leader of the free world took his frustrations out the best way he knew how: on Twitter, of course. They were forced to settle for far less with domestic increases in the 1 percent range. The deal was expected to fund the government through September 30, 2017.
The first attempt at repealing Obama's signature domestic legislation failed in March when conservative Republicans objected that it looked too much like Obama's law. "So we're going to look at that".
The bipartisan deal did not approve funding for Mr Trump's Mexico border wall, among other White House demands. Mr. Trump has said he'll use that fight to push for a slew of priorities that eluded him this go-around.
A friend points out that the somewhere in its 1,665 pages the spending bill funds the terrible Eisenhower Memorial.
Bingo-which is why Democrats will have the upper hand in upcoming negotiations over the 2018 budget. Mulvaney's plans to slash domestic agency budgets could grind this summer's round of spending bills to a halt.
United States budget director Mick Mulvaney took to the podium at the White House press room on Tuesday (May 2) with one message: President Donald Trump, and not the Democratic party, is the clear victor of the federal spending bill Congress crafted over the weekend-even though it bears little resemblance to Trump's proposed "America First" budget.