The brief shutdown in Washington came at a sensitive time for financial markets, with world stock markets diving in the past week. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who delayed the Senate vote past midnight to mark his opposition to an estimated $320 billion addition to the federal budget deficit. That’s when Congress passed massive stimulus legislation to try to stabilize a down-spiraling economy.
Government funding lapsed just after midnight on Thursday evening after Sen. This will undoubtedly anger many conservative voters throughout the nation who worked tirelessly to give Republicans control of the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2014. Rand Paul prevented the deal from passing Thursday ahead of a shutdown deadline.
The Kentucky Republican took the floor to blast the increase in federal spending limits, and in particular the fiscal irresponsibility of his own party. The President tweeted that “we were forced to increase spending on things we do not like or want”.
Because, Ornstein said, the budget was really the product of Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, the former South Carolina GOP congressman who was a founding member of the ultra-conservative tea party caucus in Congress – not Trump whom he said would rather cut deals and build projects despite his calls to “drain the swamp”.
The Republican Party was once known for fiscal conservatism, but congressional Republicans and Trump are now quickly expanding the USA budget deficit and its $20 trillion national debt. Senator John Cornyn, too, appeared incensed, calling the stunt “grossly irresponsible”. The closure is likely to end up being brief and having only a slight impact on federal workers and the public.
The bill does nothing on immigration. She’s been linking a spending deal to protection for Dreamers practically from the moment Trump began the clock ticking on DACA last September. But that will only happen if the House passes the continuing resolution later Friday morning.
On Sept. 5, President Trump terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Obama-era initiative that has protected almost 800,000 of them from deportation. They did not like his focus on their embarrassing spending habits. He also wants reductions in legal immigration, including limiting the relatives whom legal residents can sponsor and eliminating a lottery that offers visas to residents of diverse countries. “Sadly, we needed some Dem votes for passage”.
Republican Representative Kristi Noem said she voted against the bill because it raises non-defence spending and extends the federal borrowing authority.
Democrats hold an 11-point lead over Republicans on a generic House ballot, according to a new poll from Marist. “I think it’s important that we have this debate”, he said. “I’m greatly disappointed that the Speaker does not have the courage to lift the shadow of fear from the lives of these inspiring young people”. The budget deal approved by Congress matters a lot to the Pentagon, and for domestic programs for opioids, health centers and research funding.
The House rushed to approve its version, wrapping up the vote just after 5:30 a.m. President Donald Trump signed the bill three hours later, reopening the government. Trump defended the deal, but said it contained “much waste in order to get Dem votes”. The bill McConnell chose was unrelated to immigration, after he had said he planned to use a separate bill for the debate.