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President Trump signs spending bill

President Trump signs spending bill

"Just signed Bill", Trump wrote on Twitter.

The agreement would give the Pentagon an $80 billion increase for the current budget year for core defense programs, a 14 percent increase over current limits and $26 billion more than Trump's budget request. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held up the vote to protest the deficit. White House chief of staff John Kelly, however, said Monday that DACA recipients will not be priorities for deportation if the deadline expired.

"It's a good deal", Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said.

The colossal bill, which lawmakers have been negotiating for months, would be a game-changing piece of legislation, clearing the decks for Congress in dealing with major spending issues as well as doling out disaster relief money.

"I think the country's worth a debate until 3 in the morning, frankly", he said.

Mr. Paul said he wanted more time to debate the bill's impact on the federal budget deficit.

While Senate Democrats celebrated the moment of rare bipartisanship - Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called it a "genuine breakthrough" - progressives and activists blasted them for leaving immigrants in legislative limbo.

Instead, the Kentucky Republican says the initial measure before lawmakers will be a bill that doesn't address the politically charged subject.

In the House, the budget deal had opened a different rift among Democrats, many of whom had hoped to use their leverage on spending bills to secure legal protections for Dreamers. "Both parties", he said.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the pact, joined on the Senate floor by top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer of NY.

The Senate's two top leaders have been nearing a bipartisan deal that would avert a shutdown, provide spending boosts for the Pentagon and domestic programs over the next two years. $90 billion will go towards disaster relief for hurricane and wildfire victims.

The US Congress ended a brief government shutdown by reaching a wide-ranging deal that is expected to push budget deficits into the $US1 trillion-a- year zone.

But Pelosi said on the House floor that because House Speaker Paul Ryan has yet to promise an immigration vote, the emerging budget pact "does not have my support, nor does it have the support of a large number of members of our caucus".

The spending bill also faced opposition from many conservatives in the House, who objected to its higher spending levels and suspension of the debt ceiling.

The House on Tuesday passed legislation to keep the government running through March 23, marrying the stopgap spending measure with a $659 billion Pentagon spending plan, but the Senate plan would rewrite that measure.

None of the added spending will be offset by budget savings elsewhere or revenue increases, relying instead on government borrowing.

Paul's objection drew an angry response from a fellow Republican, Senator Lindsey Graham of SC, who argued America's military desperately needs additional funds after years of budget caps that constrained both the Pentagon and domestic programs.


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