The Senate's Blockbuster Spending Deal

The Senate's Blockbuster Spending Deal

It's a symptom of both an evolving economic climate and the political realities that governing parties face.

Paul brushed off pleas from his fellow Republicans, who billed the budget plan as an "emergency" measure needed for a depleted military. Rand Paul repeatedly held up votes on the budget plan, futilely seeking a vote on reversing spending increases.

Democrats won an additional $131 billion over two years in new funding for domestic programs - $63 billion for the remainder of this fiscal year, which began October 1, and $68 billion for fiscal year 2019.

These young adults were brought illegally to the country as children, mostly from Mexico.

The deal reached this week was meant to draw support from all sides. Cotton growers and dairy farmers would get relief courtesy of the bipartisan leadership of the Senate Appropriations Committee, while popular funding for community health centers would be extended for two years, among myriad health provisions.

He added that the accord includes a sizable disaster relief package that will help Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas recover from Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey past year. Both Democrats and Republicans have said they were making progress on a budget that would increase spending limits for defense and non-defense programs.

But the budget deal will need significant Democratic support in order to pass in the House.

But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was urging her caucus to withhold support unless the speaker more fully committed to considering bipartisan legislation to protect Dreamers, who were brought to the US illegally as children.

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"I don't know when we would have another opportunity that matches today" to lock Ryan into a commitment, Pelosi said.

"If we have to shut it down because the Democrats don't want safety... then shut it down", Mr. Trump said. Trump has said he plans to shut the DACA program down next month.

But Nancy Pelosi said on the House floor that because House Speaker Paul Ryan has yet to promise an immigration vote, the emerging budget pact "does not have my support, nor does it have the support of a large number of members of our caucus".

"We'll see. If they want to stay up until 3 a.m., I'm happy to do it for the fiscal solvency", he said.

Combined with the party's December tax cut bill, the burst in military and other spending would put the GOP-controlled government on track for the first $1 trillion-plus deficits since President Barack Obama's first term and the aftermath of the most recent recession nine years ago. After that, Congress will need to pass another funding bill, at the new spending levels, to prevent a shutdown and keep the government running.

Along with various healthcare initiatives, programs benefiting from a $63 billion hike in non-defense domestic spending include $6 billion to fight the opioid and mental health crises, $5.8 billion for the Child Care Development Block Grant program, $4 billion to improve veterans hospitals and clinics, $2 billion for the National Institutes of Health, $20 billion to augment existing infrastructure programs - including the rural broadband development sought by Dems - and $4 billion for college aid. The legislation that provides these funds must be passed by a certain deadline.

The 600-page plan proposes an increase in spending, by about $300bn (£215bn), on defence and domestic services. Trump said speaking to law enforcement panel. "I was pleased to play a role in helping secure these additional resources and I'm committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure they are spent wisely".

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