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House passes funding package, with cross-party effort
The Congress will be done budget a lot.
President Trump under a massive budget-package early Friday morning, lifts caps on spending, while funding the government through March 23, the end of a short shutdown after a stormy night on Capitol Hill.
On Twitter, the President of the law announced the billions in additional military spending.
“Just a signed invoice. Our military is now stronger than ever. We love and need our Military and gave them everything and more. First time this has happened in a long time. JOBS, jobs, JOBS!” Trump tweeted.
The house sent the $ 400 billion deal on his Desk for his approval in the hours before dawn on a 240-186 voice.
The package includes to keep a work-around, run the government, $ 300 billion more for the military and other programs over two years. 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.
Passage of the measure came over the opposition of the Democratic leader, called for to protect the promise of a vote “dreamers,” immigrants brought into the country illegally as children.
But the bigger drama was played out on the Senate side. A last-minute maneuver by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the delayed consideration of the bipartisan budget package in this chamber after midnight.
The result: the government suffered a short-term shutdown in the early hours of the morning, when most would never feel the impact. It was the second shutdown this year, after a three-day freeze in January.
Paul, though, objected to the fiscal-conservative grounds that the plan in an irresponsible manner broken through budget caps and would grow the deficit even more.
“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.”
“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.”
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 Senate finally, the bill, after the shutdown started, technically.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, praised the plan in a statement shortly after the vote, writing that “the funds for education, infrastructure, the fight against drug abuse and medical research, which increases for the first time in years, very significantly, and we have to deliver in Washington on a path to more help for the middle class in the future.”
The house OK’d the measure the to feel major effects from the shutdown.
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.”
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.