Budget in progress: Senators talk 2-year deal

Budget in progress: Senators talk 2-year deal

The government will run out of money after midnight on Thursday night if both chambers do not approve a spending bill.

We don't know exactly what might be in this agreement - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer won't go into the details because it's not finalized - but you can expect more spending on priorities for both parties. "No one would suggest it is ideal, but we worked together to find common ground".

One likely scenario after its passage in the House would be for the Senate to take up the House's cromnibus, strip Ryan's consensus-winning defense provisions, and then send the pared-down measure back to the House for approval.

"It's the only way we can get to 218 votes when the Democrats won't give any votes" on the continuing resolutions, said Michigan Republican Rep. Rep Bill Huizenga.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., similarly dismissed Trump's threat.

"After months of fiscal brinkmanship, this budget deal is the first real sprout of bipartisanship".

"There are still some outstanding issues to be resolved, but we are closer to an agreement than we have ever been", the six-term New Yorker said on the Senate floor, The Hill reports.

Trump has expressed openness to protections for Dreamers, but made it contingent on a host of border-security measures including his long-promised U.S. -Mexico border wall. The government could end up having trouble paying its bills if Congress cannot raise the debt ceiling.

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His first stop after leaving prison was a hospital where his father has been treated since he suffered a heart attack in 2014. For now, Lee is looking at four years of probation, though he said he plans to appeal the remaining guilty verdicts.

Trump's immigration proposal includes a path to citizenship for 1.8 million people now in the country without legal status who came to the United States as children. A senior congressional aide said this would not be offset by any spending cuts or new tax revenue, meaning an increase in the federal deficit.

"We'll see who can get to 60 votes", McConnell said at a Republican retreat last week.

A partisan standoff over the issue caused a partial government shutdown for three days last month after Congress failed to pass a stopgap spending measure.

Ending months of negotiations, Senate leaders on Wednesday announced an agreement with the White House to do away with restrictive budget limits for both the Pentagon and domestic spending programs, as the plan will add almost $300 billion to the federal budget over the next two years.

If that fails, the US government would suffer its second shutdown this year, after a partisan standoff over immigration policy led to a three-day partial shutdown last month.

Speaking at a meeting of law enforcement officials, Trump said, "if we don't get rid of [certain immigration enforcement] loopholes ... if we don't change it, let's have a shutdown".

This spending bill will not address the DACA aliens, as Republicans and Democrats have agreed to address immigration reform in separate legislation. However, President Trump rejected this plan, confirming that a government shutdown would take place.

On Jan. 19, senators had the simple task of passing a short-term funding bill that would have kept the federal government running; the House had already passed it with a comfortable majority of 230 - 197.

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