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Trump signs deal to spend tense after the night on Capitol Hill
Peter Doocy reports on the overnight drama in the Senate.
President Trump under a massive budget-package Friday morning, lifts spending caps, 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.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9. February 2018
The house sent the $ 400 billion deal on his Desk for his approval in the hours before dawn on a 240-186 voice. This is the objection of Democrats, on the lack of any immigration component, and from fiscal conservatives about the sheer amount of expenditure followed.
Trump tried both stock on Twitter Friday, complained that the package contained “waste” to win, to pursue democratic votes-while she swears, she talks on the Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Trump plans to the end of the program, the protects illegal immigrants to the United States as children, the next month, unless Congress acts.
“The costs to the non-military lines will never come, if we choose, more Republicans in the election of 2018 and beyond. This law is a Great VICTORY for our military, but also a lot of garbage in order to get The votes. Fortunately, DACA is not included in this bill, to begin the negotiations now!” Trump tweeted.
Costs on non-military lines will never come, if we choose, more Republicans in the election of 2018 and beyond. This law is a Great VICTORY for our military, but also a lot of garbage in order to get The votes. Fortunately, DACA is not included in this bill, to begin the negotiations now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9. February 2018
The package even contains to keep a stopgap, the government-run, while it is $ 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 “Dreamer” immigrants.
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, announced by Trump administration, it is preparing for a “drain” in the Mediterranean was, what a short shutdown. The Senate finally approved the bill, followed by the house, then shutdown started technically.
After the signing of the bill, Trump on Friday, the additional expenditure is defended on Twitter: “Without more Republicans in the Congress, we were forced to increase spending for things we don’t like, or want, to finally, after many years of removal, we take care of our Military. Unfortunately, we had some of The votes for passage. Need to choose, more Republicans in the 2018 election.”
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 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, Alex Pappas, Joseph Weber, and Samuel Chamberlain, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.