Senate Reaches 2 Year Budget Deal

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  1. LVG

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    https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/07/politics/senate-announces-deal-budget-caps-agreement/index.html

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the deal with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor, which would boost military and non-defense spending by $300 billion over the next two years as well as and more than $80 billion in disaster relief. About $160 billion would go to the Pentagon and about $128 billion would to non-defense programs. The agreement includes spending on a variety of other needs, including disaster aid to respond to recent natural disasters. Some congressional negotiators also wanted to include a hike in the debt limit, which the US is expected to hit next month, though the exact parameters were still being negotiated when the deal was announced.

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    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced she was opposed to it, and while she didn't encourage her caucus to vote "no," her statement raises questions about whether there will ultimately be enough Democratic support in the House to pass the bill.

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan was telling his members behind closed doors that the agreement has been reached, according to a member in the room. Before it was announced, Republican members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus loudly panned the increased spending as fiscally irresponsible and warned it would add to burgeoning deficits.

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    While the bill is expected to pass easily in the Senate, the House will be a tougher sell. The caps deal will likely need Democratic support and some Democrats have been emphatic that they don't want to agree to raising budget caps until they have assurances that recipients of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, will be protected. Conservatives in the House are also expected to balk at a deal that raises spending by $300 billion over the next two years. Something will have to give if Ryan is going to get the bill across the finish line.​

    It's a good start. It gets us away from a threatened shutdown every 2 months. I'd like to see DACA addressed, but am willing to save it for another day if a long-term budget is passed.

    I have to see the details, but for right now, I'm in favor of it.
     
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    The dreamers are getting bypassed again, and the deadline for their deportation is approaching.
     
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    Pelosi is saying house dems won’t support it unless there is a DACA vote.
     
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    Good and they shouldn't. Grow a backbone Dems.
     
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    So no budget without DACA? Is that what the board thinks?
     
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    I think at this point that is the main leverage the dems have over the GOP.
     
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    Yes
     
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    Yep. I know a Dreamer. She's TERRIFIED. I can't imagine the fear she's living with. Get this taken care of. I don't give a rat's ass about their budget. I care about people. If they pass a budget w/o taking care of DACA, I can guarantee it won't be taken care of at all.
     
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    The Board? We are not Borg, you know. ;)
     
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    100%
     
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    Yep. To keep these Americans from being shipped off, yes, screw the budget.
     
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    You think the Republicans will ever negotiate with the Democrats without the possibility of a shutdown? Have they really tried in the past 10 years?
     
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    Did you forget what forum you were posting in??
     
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    Like I said a few weeks ago before this new installment of Groundhog Day, the Dems played themselves and always bring a pillow to a gun fight.

    Weak as hell. Now they are going to get steamrolled again without a DACA bill and in 4 weeks when DACA is up the Drumpf GOP will simply do nothing and kill it all together.
     
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    I'm really afraid you're right :(
     

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