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White House Happy With Senate Budget Deal

10 February 2018

Yes. Senate leaders used the three weeks to hash out a two-year, $400 billion budget agreement.

He also blasted Senate Democrats for holding long-term military funding hostage to jack up wasteful government spending.

The budget deal passed by U.S lawmakers early on Friday will alleviate the spending fights that marked President Donald Trump's first year in office, but sets the stage for a battle over immigration and who is to blame for exploding deficits ahead of November's congressional elections.

Thursday night, Kentucky senator and former presidential candidate Rand Paul took to the floor to object to the motion to vote on the bipartisan Senate budget deal instead of allowing more time for discussion.

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Both the house of representatives and the senate approved a bill to keep the government funded until March 23, overcoming opposition from liberal Democrats as well as tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits.

The two-year budget deal will boost federal spending for both the military and domestic programs by almost $300 billion over two years, in addition to nearly $90 billion in disaster aid for areas recovering from last year's destructive storms.

"We'll see. If they want to stay up until 3:00 a.m., I'm happy to do it for the fiscal solvency", he said.

After signing the plan, President Trump took to Twitter to boast about the military spending increases and exclusion of DACA protections while stating more Republicans were needed in Congress and lamenting the increase in spending on things "we do not like or need".

McConnell and his negotiating partner, Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer of NY, figured they'd get that agreement.

"I will make them listen to me", Paul said.

Trump plans to end that program, which protects illegal immigrants brought to the children, next month unless Congress acts. "It does not provide protection for our nation's Dreamers - law-abiding strivers who call America home and seek nothing more than to contribute to our society", Leahy stated. House Speaker Paul Ryan had not offered Pelosi an equivalent guarantee in the House, although he said in a speech before Friday's vote that he would push ahead for a deal. Rand Paul of Kentucky went rogue and stalled a vote in protest over his party's willingness to bust the budget.

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"We have Republicans hand-in-hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits", Paul said on the Senate floor Thursday night.

"We weren't going to get DACA through the budget process no matter what, so yeah we can scream and yell and Nancy can get on the floor for eight hours and I congratulate her for doing that", said Rep. John Yarmuth (D., Ky.), referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, "but it still wasn't going to get us a resolution".

Paul's dissent dragged the Senate proceedings into the wee hours past the deadline, underscoring the persistent inability of Congress and Trump to deal efficiently with Washington's most basic fiscal obligation of keeping the government open.

"I told him to call up the majority leader, Senator McConnell, and tell him I wanted 15 minutes to have a vote to make a point that conservatives are unhappy with this deal", Paul said, adding later, "Give me 15 minutes to debate, 15 minutes to vote, and we could have been done by noon". "I can't in all honesty look the other way".

Shortly following the early-morning vote on Friday, Ryan issued a statement that fell short of promising Democrats their desired bipartisan DACA negotiations.

Rep. Patrick McHenry, the House GOP's deputy whip, said the early-morning drama and Democratic infighting was the result of a bad strategy and only served to add tension to an already weird shutdown.

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White House Happy With Senate Budget Deal