Senate recesses until Friday at 12:01, backup, shutdown

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Senate action shut down to a halt hours before the deadline

The U.S. Senate has recessed until Friday at 12:01 a.m. ET, without the approval of a budget deal, which means that a short government shutdown is assured. A last-minute maneuver by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the delayed consideration of a bipartisan budget-keeping package, the government open after midnight.

Paul repeatedly objected to a quick vote on the deal struck, his comrades Kentucky Republican Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, Paul said, he asked for a roll call vote, the increases on the reverse of the statement of expenditure. These expenses could be open to delay a final Senate vote until 1 p.m. Friday, past the deadline for keeping the government.

“I ran for office, because I was very critical of President Obama’s trillion-dollar deficits,” the Kentucky senator said. “Now we have the Republicans hand-in-hand with the Democrats offers us the trillion-dollar deficits. I can’t look in all honesty the other direction.”

At one point, by the evil sen. Thom Tillis, R-N. C., took the Senate to lambaste Paul for what Tillis described as “theatre.”

“We can now give the assurance that people expect the government to be open, or we can play this game until 1 a.m.,” said Tillis, who remembers Paul, “you have to convince, 51 or 60 senators, your idea is good enough to support.”

“You can do as you want, but points are forgotten,” Tillis added. “There’s not a whole history books about the great points in the U.S. Senate.”

All of Senator Rand Paul calls for is a 15-minute vote on his amendment to restore the budget caps. He is ready to go at any time.

— Sergio Gor (@SergioGor) 8. February 2018

Shortly after 10 p.m., Senate majority whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, the six independent unanimous consent requests to hold a vote on the budget. Each time, Paul objected.

The Budget agreement is so important today for our great military. It ends with the dangerous animals and is Secretary Mattis, what he needs to make America Great. Republicans and Democrats need to support our troops and support this bill!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 7. February 2018

“I don’t know why we’re burning time here,” Cornyn said, before Paul “effectively shutting down the government … for no real reason complains.”

“It makes no sense to me,” Cornyn added. “It will accomplish nothing.”

As Paul, the Trump administration announced that it was preparing for a “drain” in the Mediterranean, suggesting that the officials expected that a short shutdown.

The massive budget package includes a stopgap, a temporary measure to prevent a government shutdown includes $ 300 billion for the military. The agreement also adds $89 billion in overdue disaster aid for hurricane-hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, a politically motivated increase in the government borrowing cap and a goody bag of health and fiscal requirements.

The law is expected to pass the Senate, but before the uncertainty in the house, where the liberals, led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, protesting the lack of protection for illegal immigrants to the United States as children, and the conservative house freedom Caucus lining against the provisions of the ends caps of the expenditure.


Pelosi: grandson wished he had “brown skin, brown eyes.”

Late Thursday, the house GOP leaders advised members to prepare for votes “very roughly, between” 3 o’clock and 6 o’clock on Friday.

President Trump is pushing to support the Republicans and the Democrats, the Senate, tweeted that lawmakers “need to support our troops and the support of this bill.”

But the bill before the opposition of members of the two parties.

Pelosi-who spoke on Wednesday for eight hours on the chamber floor in opposition to the measure on Thursday that they oppose the bill.

Democrats such as Pelosi insists that the bill also provided provisions for the “dreamers” — immigrants in the United States illegally by their parents. Such measures of protection ends at the beginning of March, a result of President Trump termination of Obama’s Deferred action for Childhood arrivals, or daca, program.

Illinois democratic REP Luis Gutierrez, the head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said he also no support for the bill, and the predicted other Democrats no vote would be.

To say, “so today, you go over to the Senate a proposal, you are going to lift the caps, and you go, let us vote on our budget. Well, I say to everyone-don’t deny, the said, with this government,” Gutierrez. “Vote against the budget.”

The house freedom Caucus, in the chamber’s fiscally conservative wing, also against the bill out of concern that it would lead to more government spending.

“The … group refuses to increase the deal, the spending caps that said on the discretionary spending of almost $ 300 billion over two years,” the 30-strong group, on Wednesday. “We support the funding for our military, but growing the size of government by the 13 percent is added to the sump instead of draining. This is not what the American people sent us to do here.”

On Thursday, the speaker of the house of representatives, Paul Ryan has his full support, to try the bill, rally other votes in the chamber, Yes-say, the military is in danger, without the money that the offer includes a party to a political compromise and is not perfect.

“This is a bipartisan bill,” the Wisconsin Republican said. “On the net, this is a very good solution.”

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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