United States budget deal to boost military, infrastructure spending

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The deal would pump $300 billion more into military and domestic programs.

Sen. Rand Paul did not share the urgency.

"Any deal on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) that does not include STRONG border security and the desperately needed WALL is a total waste of time", Trump tweeted this week. The bipartisan plan would raise defense and non-defense spending by $300bn and provide billions of additional dollars in disaster relief funding for areas ravaged by wildfires and hurricanes a year ago. That omission largely explains why a quarter of Senate Democrats and two-thirds of House Democrats voted no, and why immigration now because the next battle.

He is pointing to upcoming talks on immigration, writing, "Fortunately, DACA not included in this Bill, negotiations to start now!"

Mitch McConnell

In January, after a three-day closure, Senate Democrats secured from GOP leaders the promise of a debate and vote on a deal to protect the younger immigrants from deportation.

When it became apparent that no budget bill could pass the Senate without Democratic support, nor for that matter clear the House, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky entered into an unholy alliance with Democratic Leader Charles Schumer of NY that has Republican budget hawks screaming bloody murder.

"I don't think that we expect the budget deal to include specifics on the immigration reform", said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. President Trump said Tuesday he will let the government shutdown again, if Democrats will not back changes to immigration. It does not include the $25 billion President Donald Trump has asked for a wall on the southern USA border to battle illegal immigration. No. 3 House GOP leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana says Republicans still disagree about "how to handle this number of people that Barack Obama encouraged to come in here illegally".

CHIP, which provides health coverage to 9 million kids, recently had its funding extended for six years as part of an agreement to temporarily keep the government open last month.

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