Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal to Raise Defense Spending Over 2 Years
Feb 11, 2018, 03:58
Paul's protest forced Congress to miss a midnight deadline for passing a funding measure to keep the government operating.
The deal also includes additional money for community health centers that were created under Obamacare and are running out of funding, and would extend funding for a host of Medicaid and Medicare programs.
The House Freedom Caucus, the chamber's fiscally conservative wing, also opposes the bill out of concerns that it would lead to more government spending.
Should the stop-gap measure fail, the United States government will again shutdown Friday evening.
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The agreement raises federal budget caps for two years with the increase divided nearly equally between defense and domestic spending.
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell announced the plan following extensive negotiations with Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer.
Senate leadership aides say they think they could get the continuing resolution over the Senate about an hour after the House votes - which means the earliest the House could vote is between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Ryan said House Republicans are happy about military, infrastructure and opioid crisis funding, and ditching the independent payment advisory board for the Affordable Care Act. "The things that we've asked for in terms of domestic priorities are very important to House members as well as Senate members".
By ending the sequestration deal, it would lift the caps on both defense, which the Republicans wants, and domestic spending, which Democrats want.
As the political theater played out on Capitol Hill, the White House was advising agencies to prepare for a shutdown and what the Office of Management and Budget was calling "a lapse in appropriations".
Schumer said of the deal in a floor speech: "The budget deal doesn't have everything Democrats want, it doesn't have everything the Republicans want, but it has a great deal of what the American people want".
The measure was not expected to get support in the Senate, where the Republican majority needs at least nine Democrats to cross the aisle to reach the required 60 votes.
"If we have to shut it down because the Democrats don't want safety ... then shut it down", Mr. Trump said. "We'll go with another shutdown".
"This bill achieves our top priority, a much needed increase in funding for our national defense", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
The measure would not provide a fix for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children.
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Agreement was reached following a meeting between delegations from the two Koreas and Olympic officials in Lausanne, Switzerland. The 2018 Olympic Games opening ceremony is just a day away and Team USA is sharing their passion for the epic traditions.
Trump tweeted Friday morning that he had signed the bill, writing that the USA military "will now be stronger than ever before". The bipartisan compromise would provide the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years.
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