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US Congress to vote on budget amid immigration concerns

US Congress to vote on budget amid immigration concerns

"I would be very surprised if more than a couple of the Freedom Caucus members would vote yes", Meadows said.

"Speaker Ryan has already repeatedly stated we intend to do a DACA and immigration reform bill - one that the President supports", spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in a statement responding to Pelosi. "It is going to need bipartisan support".

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California announced she would oppose the budget measure unless her chamber's GOP leaders promised a vote on legislation to protect "Dreamer" immigrants who face deportation after being brought to the USA illegally as children.

That deal would eliminate strict budget caps, set in 2011 to reduce the federal deficit, and would allow Congress to spend about $200 billion more in the current fiscal year and in fiscal year 2019. Some of this aid would be allocated to Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

"I hope that the speaker will man up [confront the issue] and decide that we in the House can also have what Mitch McConnell guaranteed in the Senate: a vote", Pelosi said.

"This budget deal is a genuine breakthrough", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York), adding that it consigns the "arbitrary. sequester caps to the ash heap of history". "We don't want to do just one and leave the other behind".

"Specifically, we seek your commitment that the House will debate and vote on all serious and substantive proposals, particularly those offered on a bipartisan basis, as well as any bill approved by the full Senate", wrote Reps.

"If we don't change it, let's have a shutdown, we'll do a shutdown, and it's worth it for our country", Trump said during a White House meeting on the worldwide MS-13 street gang. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says, "We're in risky territory here".

The sticking point has been that Republicans want higher military spending and Democrats oppose that unless there is additional money for domestic accounts.

As fiscal conservatives castigated the spending increase as reckless, Democrats pushed for a provision to protect the roughly 800,000 young immigrants protected by the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative.

Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranMcConnell urging MS gov to appoint himself if Cochran resigns: report A pro-science approach to Yucca Mountain appropriations Senate Republicans call on Trump to preserve NAFTA MORE (R-Miss.), the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, urged his Senate colleagues to back the legislation noting that they need it to keep the government open.

In a statement, he also said the agreement includes investments in infrastructure and resources to combat the opioid crisis, as well as almost $90 billion in disaster relief for hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico, Florida, Texas and the US Virgin Islands.

The House passed a stop-gap measure Tuesday evening that would keep the government funded through March 23, fully fund the Pentagon for a year and provide two years of funding for community health centers. However, it does not include funding for border security or deal with protecting young illegal migrants brought to the United States as children.

"I am all in for the proposal that was explained to me", Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC said as he came out of McConnell's office.