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US Senate adjourns till 12:01 am EST without approving budget deal

10 Febrero 2018, 03:37 | Crisanna Felipe

US Senate adjourns till 12:01 am EST without approving budget deal

US Senate adjourns till 12:01 am EST without approving budget deal

Civilian spending is bumped to $591 billion for 2018 and $605 billion for 2019. It's not clear what else the Senate bill would contain, but it might have long-delayed disaster relief funds for Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico and California, and could even include an increase in the debt limit that will be needed soon.

Trump urged Congress to act before then.

As congressional Republicans showed under President Barack Obama, spending is one of the only areas where the minority can tie up deliberations to the point that presidents are forced to negotiate with them.

Trump tweeted Friday morning that he had signed the bill, writing that the USA military "will now be stronger than ever before". Many members do not trust Paul Ryan's assurance to bring an immigration bill to the floor and feared that they would lose any leverage to force a vote to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation if they gave Republicans enough votes to pass the budget measure. The budget bill "also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!"

Now that the government is funded for two years, Congress can operate outside the constant threat of a shutdown. Congressional Democrats are hoping to renew protections for almost 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States as children illegally.

UPDATE: 2/9/2018 5:30 a.m.

That agreement includes a $300 billion increase to both military and non-military spending limits for this year and 2019, and raises the debt until March 1 next year.

The House approved the bill by 240 votes to 186.

Paul's gambit is just the latest of a series of twists that spending legislation has faced since the deal was unveiled.

On Thursday, Kentucky GOP Sen.

The deadline for another temporary spending measure in order to avoid a government shutdown is Thursday night, and I have no idea where we're going.

Paul voted for the deficit-financed tax bill in December.

Sen. Rand Paul is holding up a vote on the Senate budget deal, demanding more debate on the bill which will add $1.5 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years.

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

Opposition from Democratic liberals and tea-party Republicans in Congress may imperil a budget deal reached by Senate leaders to keep the government operating past midnight Thursday.

The Office of Management and Budget has officially ordered the USA government closed.

Mr Mulvaney told federal agencies they should execute their contingency plans and instructed federal employees to report to work on Friday to "undertake orderly shutdown activities".

He notes that his office is "hopeful that this lapse in appropriations will be of short duration".

Pence is in South Korea, where he is leading the US delegation to the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. But the conservative House Freedom Caucus said it opposed the measure.

The White House's Office of Management and Budget "is now preparing for a lapse in appropriations", an OMB official said on condition of anonymity, calling on lawmakers to get the measure to President Donald Trump's desk "without delay". Members of the House have been warned about the possibility of having to vote on what the Senate passes between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Support for the legislation in the House remained hazy as the Senate voted. Services deemed essential would continue, including Social Security payments, the air traffic control system and law enforcement.

The vote was the first big step in a rush to pick up the pieces of a budget and spending plan that had seemed on track hours earlier.

The shutdown came despite leaders of both parties agreeing to a large funding deal before the deadline.

The bill passed in a 240-186 vote in the House early morning despite opposition from most Democrats, who had sought a firmer commitment from Speaker Paul Ryan that he will bring immigration legislation to the floor for a vote that would protect immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation.

Paul is protesting that the bill would usher in the return of trillion-dollar budget deficits.

"We've been open for business ten hours today".



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