'Fire Borrowing' Gets The Ax In Federal Spending Bill

Senate passes bill to avert third US govt shutdown this year

Senate passes bill to avert third US govt shutdown this year

"That's why we are consistently watching whether or nor there's any impact on the president's rhetoric and proposals", Davis said. The bill funds the Northern Border Regional Commission with $15 million for fiscal year 2018.

The bill will now be put before President Trump, who is expected to sign it into law.

Democrats faced their own divisions, particularly after failing to resolve the stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation as Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has left it for the courts to decide.

Democrats complained that in the rush to pass the bill, few if any lawmakers had time to read through the big bill to see what it actually contained.

Five times lawmakers have had to pass stopgap funding legislation to keep the government's lights on, and twice this year the government was allowed to slip into shutdown.

In response to public anger and frustration over mass shootings, including a February 14 massacre at a Florida high school, the bill also contains modest improvements to background checks for gun sales and grants to help schools prevent gun violence. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook), along with several New Jersey Republicans pressed Ryan and the White House to include funding for Gateway, which they said is crucial to the Northeast and national economy.

One provision strengthens compliance with background checks for firearm sales, and another reverses what has essentially served as a ban on federal research on gun violence.

It has also unlocked almost $1.6 billion in funds for the construction of fencing on the Mexican border.

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And it leaves out a long-sought provision to stabilize the insurance market by funding subsidies that could lower insurance rates for low-income families by about 40 percent. "I'm disappointed by this".

The federal government is closed in D.C. Wednesday for snow, but committees continued to hold hearings and congressional leaders continued to negotiate.

Some 90 House Republicans, including many from the conservative House Freedom Caucus, voted against the bill, as did two dozen Republicans in the Senate.

"We still haven't seen the details of the legislation, and we're supposed to vote on it tomorrow?"

"That's probably not the way the American people want us to do business".

The US$1.3 trillion, (RM5 trillion) spending bill was hailed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, Congress's top Republican, as marking "the beginning of a new era for the United States military", while Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said it would fulfill Democratic priorities. Democrats can meanwhile claim increased domestic spending on issues including infrastructure, education and battling the opioid crisis.

Trump then huddled with his senior advisers to discuss a potential veto and was advised against it, with the advisers saying he would be blamed for a shutdown and that discussions continue on the issues he is concerned about, one aide said.

Meanwhile, it provides $380 million to help states secure their election systems, and an additional $307 million to the FBI's budget for counter-intelligence efforts to fight Russian cyberattacks.

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