Published: Sat, March 24, 2018
Business | By Kate Woods

Congress votes for spending bill without Trump energy cuts; Trump signs bill

Congress votes for spending bill without Trump energy cuts; Trump signs bill

President Trump on Friday reluctantly signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress, after writing on Twitter earlier in the morning that he was "considering a VETO". The bill avoids a government shutdown that would take place at midnight on Friday.

Pro-life lawmakers were told there was hope the Conscience Protection Act would be included in the bill, but there was no mention of it in the text released Wednesday.

He also repeated his request that congressional Republicans change Senate rules to allow legislation to be passed by 51 instead of 60 senators.

"The GOP just can not get its act together", Ingraham lamented.

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"They didn't start it the right way, they didn't start out on time, they have not been following the usual procedures", Stirewalt said.

"There are a lot of things I'm unhappy about in this bill..." It's an embarrassment to the president.

The Conservative wing of Trump's party had panned the bill because of its spending increases and some deficit hawks cheered Trump's threat to veto it. Mike Simpson, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.

The president said Friday he was "forced" to sign it because he didn't want to harm the military. But it's probably fortunate for the prospects for final enactment of this vast bill that the president doesn't much like to read. "Really? The system is broken".

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"We're spending a lot on missile defense", he added. "We simply were not elected to bankrupt this country".

Speaking at the press conference, Trump said recent budget cuts have put America at risk and it was a matter of national security to sign the bill.

Ingraham disagreed, insisting Trump and a GOP-led Congress could deliver on their promises to the American people if they remained firm. "The president, and our leadership, and the leadership in the House got together and said, look, we don't like what the Democrats are doing, we got to fund the government". "Is it really going to make all the millennials safer and more prosperous and happier?"

However, he went on to claim in a later tweet that Democrats refused to include a solution for DACA in the omnibus bill because they didn't care. "It's for everybody.' But we have tremendous opposition [from Democrats] to creating really what will be by-far the strongest military that we've ever had", Trump said.

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