Rounds happy with military spending in new bill

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The latest very big omnibus spending bill would fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year-with a price tag of $1.3 trillion.

The bill to fund the government past Friday is in the Senate's hands, but it's not all smooth sailing.

Aside from giving their own institutions a bonus, the omnibus also gives away millions to prevent "elderly falls", promote breastfeeding, and fight "excessive alcohol use".

"We chose to use our leverage to help this bill pass", Pelosi said.

"Therefore, as a matter of national security, I've signed this omnibus budget bill", Trump said. In 1995 and 1996, vetoes of spending bills by President Bill Clinton shuttered the government temporarily, but in those cases, Clinton had the support of his party's leaders in Congress, who objected to deep cuts to Medicare and conservative policy changes inserted into the spending bills.

"Shame, shame. A pox on both Houses - and parties".

That proved hard for the president, and not only because of the dearth of wall funding.

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Now the bill heads to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature.

Trump only reluctantly backed the bill he would have to sign, according to Republican lawmakers and aides, who acknowledged the deal involved necessary trade-offs for the Democratic votes that were needed for passage despite their majority lock on Congress. The House passed all 12 appropriations bills 190 days ago - we did our job.

"We have to get a lot of great legislation approved and without the filibuster rule it will happen just like magic", Trump said.

It also changes the way foreign governments request information from USA tech companies for similar investigations on their own citizens.

Legislative Director Marc Short piggybacked off of Mulvaney, suggesting that the White House was willing to take a hit on DACA and border wall provisions in order to keep the government afloat.

Establishment Republican leaders praised the legislation.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, told The Hill that the fact that 25 Republicans voted against the bill is emblematic of its issues. Sure, if you tolerate massive deficit spending, being irresponsible, and pushing all that liability down the throat of future generations. Yet that amount falls far short of the $25 billion the White House had requested to construct a full wall along the border between the USA and Mexico. Trump also lambasted Democrats for not addressing a program that protects hundreds of thousands of undocumented children, otherwise known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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