Trump claims 'big victory' as budget approved

Trump claims 'big victory' as budget approved

Trump claims 'big victory' as budget approved

The bill was approved by a wide margin in the Senate and survived a rebellion of 67 conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives thanks to the support of some Democrats.

It was the second shutdown this year under the Republican-controlled Congress and Trump, who played little role in attempts by party leaders this week to end months of fiscal squabbling.

Trump signed the legislation early Friday.

Paul finally had to cede the floor under the rules of Senate procedure, and a vote came after midnight, 71-28.

Friday's shutdown lasted just a few hours, while an earlier partial government shutdown in January was resolved after a three-day standoff, Efe reported.

Paul is, of course, joined by Democratic senators who oppose the bill for other reasons, including the lack of DACA protections. Lawmakers have been wrestling with the fate of young immigrants known as Dreamers, who were brought to the USA illegally by their parents, since Mr. Trump in September ended a program shielding them from deportation, but gave Congress until March 5 to hammer out a replacement.

The rebellion that simmered among Republicans and Democrats over the budget agreement boiled over when a determined Paul brought the Senate's work to a halt.

Trump urged Congress to act before then.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, a top Republican, said the bill was "a great victory for our men and women in uniform" as the military would get more resources. "Unfortunately, the Senate sent back a bill that will expand our government and increase the federal deficit by as much as $1 trillion in the next year alone", Johnson said.

With that signature, it was expected to be business as usual in the nation's capital after the unforeseen hiccup in the plan by leaders of Congress to fund the government for another six weeks, through March 23, when Sen.

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Lawmakers had hoped to approve a new spending bill before federal funding expired at midnight (05:00 GMT).

McConnell had to wait until 1 a.m for his vote to pass the bill, about an hour after government funding had lapsed. That would take the chamber past the shutdown deadline. Her opposition was due to the lack of a permanent solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Th government shutdown began at 12:01 a.m.as Kentucky Sen.

Almost $300 billion in new spending included in the bill approved on Friday will mean the annual budget deficit will exceed $1 trillion in 2019, said the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a private fiscal policy watchdog group.

The Republican Party was once known for fiscal conservatism, but congressional Republicans and Trump are now quickly expanding the US budget deficit and its $20 trillion national debt. "It's a bipartisan compromise in the wrong direction".

"Now we have Republicans hand in hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits", he said. They often require bipartisan support in the House as well. "I didn't see any goal".

And liberal stalwarts including top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi were also in revolt because the deal does nothing to protect immigrants known as "Dreamers", who were brought to the USA illegally as children, from deportation. We must pass this budget agreement first, though, so that we can get onto that.

"I wonder about the end-game of people who keep us here till one o'clock and achieve nothing", said Senator Richard Shelby, an Alabama Republican. It's the second time this year lawmakers have let funding lapse while they staged standoffs meant to draw attention to their causes.

The deal, negotiated by congressional leaders and unveiled late Wednesday evening, infuriated conservatives who objected to the plumped-up domestic spending, and the last-minute, dark-of-night deal.

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