The house approved $1.3 trillion spending bill; measure moves to Senate

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1.3 trillion Dollar spending package against Friday deadline

House sends government funding package to the Senate for consideration; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill.

The house approved Thursday a bipartisan 1.3 trillion-Dollar measure increased program spending for the military and a variety of domestic projects including some of the limited resources for border security, but no legislative fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

The vote passed 256-167 in the house, despite the objections of a number of conservative Republicans who were unhappy with the budget the cost of the 2,232-page, and because there was so little time to be digested.

Many conservatives oppose even the limited cross-border funding, which they said was largely in the language is limited to the repair of existing barriers and for a limited period until 2017 prototypes. The measure did not defund the sanctuary cities, or planned Parenthood.

“[The bill] means sanctuary cities, Fund planned Parenthood, to restrict the second amendment freedoms and grow the government on a one-point-trillion-dollar price tag on this legislation lead to a trillion-dollar deficit,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said on Fox and friends.

“This may be the worst bill I’ve seen in my time in Congress, and in the worst accounts, our leadership has always allowed to get on the ground,” he added.

The measure seems likely to pass in the Senate, given the support of Democrats, although it is unclear on the timing and whether the Senate passed the bill on Friday night, when the government is shut down.

The White house gave the company but limited support to the bill. President Trump grumbled that they had to be “wasting money on give-aways” on Twitter, but celebrated the increase in military spending.

Democrats beds, meanwhile, the victory in the placement of limits on immigration measures, and the wall-especially the one about the bunch of casting a White house request to add more detention and deportation officers.

But they also expressed disappointment that an Update for DACA — brought the protection provided to illegal immigrants in the country as children — was not included. Democrats blocked had a spending bill in January about the Problem, and the government had to be temporarily switched off.


Rep., Jordan: It can’t be worse than this spending bill

Both the White house and Democrats approved to stop of the spending boost for the infrastructure, as well as a $4.6 billion increase in the financial resources, the opioid epidemic.

Democratic leaders also pointed to the increase in the expenditure on biomedical research and child care, as well as the financing for the infrastructure, which could be used for the Gateway Tunnel project between New York and New Jersey.

“This spending of the Treaty, the era of austerity brings to an unceremonious end,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, said at a press conference.

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

Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.

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