Republican and Democratic lawmakers have reportedly reach an agreement to continue funding the government through September with a massive $1 trillion spending bill — but it lacks many of the items that President Donald Trump wanted to see included.
BREAKING: Congressional Republicans and Democrats reach agreement on $1 trillion measure to fund government until Oct. 1.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 1, 2017
Although the bill would increase spending for border security and national defense, many other items on the administration’s agenda are missing.
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Bloomberg News national political correspondent Sahi Kapur reported:
The tentative deal includes a $15 billion defense spending increase, and an additional $1.5 billion for border security, per source.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 1, 2017
The proposed budget did not include funding for a border wall and failed to cut specific items in domestic spending requested by the administration, The Associated Press reported.
The agreement was announced early Monday morning after being hammered out the day before. It’s expected to be voted on in the House on Wednesday and would eliminate the possibility of a government shutdown for the remainder of fiscal year 2017, which ends September 30.
The AP reported:
The catchall spending bill would be the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to advance during Trump’s short tenure in the White House. While losing on the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump won a $15 billion down payment on his request to strengthen the military, though that too fell short of what he requested.
Democrats understandably praised the deal.
“This agreement is a good agreement for the American people, and takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “The bill ensures taxpayer dollars aren’t used to fund an ineffective border wall, excludes poison pill riders, and increases investments in programs that the middle class relies on, like medical research, education and infrastructure.”
Domestic funding that was left in place included Planned Parenthood.
“Planned parenthood funding intact” – ❤️ #IStandWithPP https://t.co/JN6H9weKVY
— (((Lori Dorn))) (@HRLori) May 1, 2017
The measure has to be approved by midnight Friday to avoid a government shutdown. Although bipartisan support is predicted, some House conservatives aren’t necessarily on board.
“I think you’re going to see conservatives have some real concerns with this legislation,” Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said on CNN. “We told (voters) we were going to do a short-term spending bill that was going to come due at the end of April so that we could fight on these very issues, and now it looks like we’re not going to do that.”
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Other conservatives expressed concerns as well.
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@AP Looking no better than when Obama was in pic.twitter.com/psROxAsHHc
— AnonWar (@Anon_War1) May 1, 2017
@AP Where they getting a Trillion? cutting more trees or making fake money? ever wandered?
— jeanette (@coluver) May 1, 2017
@AP @BretBaier @POTUS @PaulRyan WHERE does the trillion$ come from? We r in debt. So frustrated. Borrowing? From where?
— pam taylor (@MomCourager) May 1, 2017
@AP @BretBaier It better defund planned parenthood and fund the wall or all hell will break loose
— Chappy (@chappye71) May 1, 2017
@AP Oh…yey – 6 months. WTF kinda government do we have here.
— Webberino (@WebbH62) May 1, 2017
Language that would deny federal grants to “sanctuary cities” was also missing from the bill, as was the president’s request for additional immigration agents.
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