Budget Deal in Motion, Expect a Fight
With the possibility of another government shutdown looming, the Senate has come to a bipartisan agreement to fund the government. This agreement would lift certain spending caps and allow for $300 billion more in defense and domestic spending over the next two years. Notably absent from the bill, however, is a fix for DACA and Dreamers; the unfinished immigration question played a significant role in the last government shutdown as well as previous close calls. The House of Representatives has passed their own bill but the two chambers will need to come to a difficult agreement. House republicans have balked at the increased government spending and house democrats are frustrated with the bill’s absent immigration legislation. If the Senate and House cannot agree on a spending bill, the government will shut down Thursday at midnight.
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