U.S. Senate leaders announced a bipartisan two-year budget agreement Wednesday that would provide almost US$300 billion in additional funding, a crucial step toward averting a Friday government shutdown and ending a months-long impasse on spending priorities. It also includes two years of funding for community health centers and extends several expiring health care programs.
Pelosi said earlier she wouldn't back a bipartisan Senate budget deal unless House Speaker Paul Ryan committed to hold a vote on immigration. At midnight, just as funding for the government ran out, Kentucky Sen.
The White House's Office of Management and Budget "is now preparing for a lapse in appropriations", an OMB official said on condition of anonymity late Thursday, calling on lawmakers to get the measure to Trump's desk "without delay".
If that fails, the US government would suffer its second shutdown this year, after a partisan standoff over USA immigration policy led to a three-day partial shutdown last month.
NY senator, Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, said Trump's comment speaks for itself.
With a budget deal wrapped, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has already started the procedural hurdles to begin an open Senate debate next week on immigration.
During the White House event targeted on criminal threats raised by few immigrants, U.S. president, Donald Trump stated that, "I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of".
The House bill will be dead on arrival in the Senate, likely Wednesday. Why? He called it "the best thing we've done" for the middle class and the economy.
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Some House Republicans don't like it because of its large increase in federal spending and its potential effects on the deficit and debt. Last year, Trump said that the country could use a "good shutdown".
The House passed Tuesday a bill that would require lawmakers to pay for sexual harassment settlements out of their own pockets instead of using office funds. The House voted 240 to 186 in support of a bipartisan package to extend United States government funding till March 23.
The two-year deal would lift spending caps imposed by a failed 2011 budget deal, according to The Associated Press.
Still, Democrats protested that the bill doesn't include a solution for America's so-called "Dreamers" - the illegal immigrants brought here when they were young.
Mr McConnell and Mr Schumer said the deal was the product of extensive negotiations between both parties and the White House, which reacted positively to developments on Capitol Hill.
Senator Paul used Senate rules to delay a vote in the chamber until early Friday morning, angering his colleagues in the process.
The pushback was strong enough that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who was involved in negotiating the compromise, was so moved by the frustration when she presented the deal to her caucus that she took the House floor for a record-breaking eight hours straight on Wednesday, reading stories of DACA recipients.