After threatening to veto a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill before a midnight government shutdown deadline Friday morning, President Donald Trump ultimately signed the measure, citing national security concerns.
03/23/2018U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the omnibus spending bill released by Congressional leaders: "The omnibus spending plan released last night contains a number of our priorities at USDA".
The House has voted to advance a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package, overcoming objections from conservative Republicans.
While the proposal fails to address DACA and the President's border wall, it does secure a pumped-up defense budget by more than $60 billion from the same period past year. The bill maintains funding at $2.055 billion for Title II, Part A, which is the only federal funding source dedicated to the preparation, training and support of teachers and principals, and is critical to improving educator quality and boosting student outcomes. But it's probably fortunate for the prospects for final enactment of this vast bill that the president doesn't much like to read.
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Both congressmen have proposed creative solutions to bring a clean, standalone Dream Act to a vote, like invoking the "Queen of the Hill" rule, which would allow members of Congress to debate every DACA bill that's been proposed so far.
Defense spending levels for this fiscal year ending September 30 were set at $700 billion, an increase of $61 billion over the 2017 cap.
He singled out Republicans - who control the House, Senate and White House - for kicking the can down the road after eight years of preaching fiscal restraint during the Obama administration. It appropriates a limited amount of funds for border security, but also blocks that money from being used to build a wall based on prototypes that President Trump has reviewed.
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Mr. Savage went on to say, "Where do we go from here?"
But as afternoon faded into evening, no vote had occurred, leaving everyone in the Capitol wondering if Paul was delaying the vote again.
House Speaker Paul Ryan called it a vote "to rebuild our military, secure our borders, and give our service members their largest pay raise in eight years", while Democrats sounded pleased at the outcome of negotiations. It does not address the DACA program, which provides protections for young undocumented immigrants.
The document also attacks the legislation, saying that, "The bill includes the "Fix NICS" proposal, which provides a pathway for unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats to revoke, without due process, the rights of American citizens to keep and bear arms".
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He said a 10-year window for implementing the deal was already underway. "The foundation of the relation is really huge and deep". A Senior analyst associated with Aljazeera Marwan Bishara has said that MBS reception in the Oval Room was a "tragicomedy".