What is in the congressional spending bill? 5 things to know about the omnibus package

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Congress are pushing to pass a $1.3 trillion spending bill

House conservatives blast the spending bill, while the Democrats are outraged about the lack of a DACA-Troubleshooting. Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill.

Congressional Republican leaders unveiled the proposed $1.3 trillion spending bill Wednesday night, as the deadline looms to avoid a partial government shutdown.

The Congress must pass the bill, which is 2,232 pages, from midnight Friday or in part, of government shutdown to be triggered.

Read on to know more for a look at five things about the omnibus bill.


President Trump will not have every penny he wanted for his border security plan, but a solution for those who do not find under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to pause for breath in the invoice either.

The bill of $1.57 billion for the barriers along the border. Democrats seemed to be willing to hire you on the financing, but dug in their heels against the Trump plan, the hundreds of new border patrol and immigration enforcement agents.

Gun Violence

The bill includes incremental steps to reduce gun violence, including the so-called “Fix NICS” measure, strengthening the background check system.

The measure to fix the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), would provide additional funds to agencies and the member States to comply with the system. Those that did not, would be punished.

More than 2 billion Dollar train has been assigned to identify school officials and law enforcement authorities, the signs of potential violence, so they would not be able to intervene earlier. This money to improve school safety, would also be used, to the Installation of metal detectors.

Gateway Project

In spite of the opposition of trump, a project for the construction of a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, some means could be provided by this act.

The Gateway project received the support of both parties, among many, of the New York and New Jersey lawmakers, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, and New Jersey Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, a Republican, the Chairman of the house appropriations Committee.

The house spending bill initially $assigned 900 million for the project, according to NJ Advance Media. The spending bill removes the provision that the protected said the funding for the project, but a Schumer aide, it should still be significant.

The Gateway project could be as much as $540 million, the New York Post.

New York and New Jersey have committed to picking up half of the estimated $11 billion cost.

Tax Update

When Republicans pushed their $1.5 trillion in tax last year, she did this in such a quick way that contain errors. One of these errors, the language, the accidentally gave the farmers a higher tax advantage was, if you sold crops in cooperatives in contrast to other buyers.

The spending bill that corrects some of these errors. Democrats were able to come on Board, with the Update in exchange for extended tax relief for low-income housing.

Johnson Amendment

The spending bill leaves out the two provisions included in an earlier house plan, would be the dismantling of the Johnson Amendment, the 1954 tax law, which protects non-profit, charitable and religious organizations, of partisan power games.

Trump, under an executive order, which is in may 2017 signed to the weakening of the law.

Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.

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