Government Shutdown Ended: Budget Deal Delivered


The bill, announced Wednesday, represented a rare bipartisan achievement. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called on #republicans to support the bill because it increases the military budget. If this continues in the months ahead, Republicans can kiss control of Congress goodbye. Regardless of the wisdom of his methods, the Kentucky senator was exactly right that, with this deal, the majority of the GOP has proved itself willing to forfeit the party's supposed commitment to fiscal responsibility in order to obtain increased military spending. In January, after a three-day closure, Senate Democrats secured from GOP leaders the promise of a debate and vote on a deal to protect the younger immigrants from deportation.

The legislation suspends the debt ceiling through March 2019.

Almost $300 billion in new spending included in the bill approved on Friday will mean the annual budget deficit will exceed $1 trillion in 2019, said the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a private fiscal policy watchdog group. That won over many Republicans, but some were furious over the $131 billion extra allocated for non-military spending, including health and infrastructure.

"Funding for the government expires in just a few hours", McConnell noted. The bill also offers $90 billion in hurricane relief for Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

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The duo reportedly clashed with Kennedy and franchise veteran scribe Lawrence Kasdan who wrote the script. And when it was not working out as we had all hoped, it wasn't out of lack of talent".

The shutdown came within three weeks of the last one.

The short shutdown on Friday morning was the second shutdown that has occurred during President Donald Trump's presidency.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are striving in the pre-dawn hours to reopen the federal government, shuttered since midnight after a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal. He had harsh words for his own party. "Now we have Republicans hand-in-hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits". "I can't, in all honesty, look the other way". Really who is to blame? Three weeks ago, Senate Democrats dug in and chose to use a deadline to try to force Republicans to work with them on a deal for "Dreamer" immigrants, whose protections from deportation are due to expire in March.

Despite the approval of the Democrats in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, who said that the budget agreement "would break the long cycle of spending crisis", some Democrats have complained that the bill does not address the issue of immigration. Rand Paul of Kentucky went rogue and stalled a vote in protest over his party's willingness to bust the budget.

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Republicans backed releasing the memo in committee with a unanimous vote, but several said they thought it should be redacted. Trey Gowdy of SC , who helped draft the GOP memo , have said it shouldn't be used to undermine the special counsel.

A short-term spending bill, combined into the budget measure, will fund the government through March 23. "It was disappointing", she added.

And liberal stalwarts including top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi were also in revolt because the deal does nothing to protect immigrants known as "Dreamers", who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, from deportation. This means a far-left agenda and probably a vote to impeach President Trump next year.

The president, who touted the spending bill as a "big victory for our military", praised lawmakers for not including a legislative solution for those who will be impacted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program's upcoming phaseout - language Democrats sought to add to the measure.

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