Again? Yup. What to know about the overnight budget shutdown

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is speaking on the Senate floor holding up a two-year budget deal with the hours ticking away toward a midnight deadline before the government starts shutting down

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is speaking on the Senate floor holding up a two-year budget deal with the hours ticking away toward a midnight deadline before the government starts shutting down

This is the second time this year that the government has shut down.

Passage is all but assured in the Senate, but House leadership faces a hard road in moving the budget bill through the chamber.

The 2-year $300 billion budget deal that was negotiated on Wednesday would have increased funding for the military as well as civilian programmes but was delayed by Senator Paul Rand, the Junior Republican Senator from Kentucky, till after the deadline imposed at the end of the last shutdown in January. "I want to thank my friend the Democratic Leader for joining me this afternoon, and for the productive discussions that generated this proposal".

Members of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus said they could not vote for the bill because of its debt and spending increases. A government shutdown is only partial - functions like the postal service and Social Security checks would continue.

The Wisconsin Republican on Thursday said he believes the House will have the votes to pass a massive bipartisan budget deal announced by Senate leaders on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump is making the case on Twitter for electing more Republicans to Congress after signing a $400 billion spending plan.

Just three weeks ago, a similar failure to agree on a new budget in January resulted in a United States government shutdown for three days, with scores of federal agencies across America unable to continue operating.

"A country can not go on forever spending money this way", Paul said on the Senate floor.

The House could vote on the bill by roughly 6 a.m. on Friday morning.

"We'll see. If they want to stay up until 3:00 a.m., I'm happy to do it for the fiscal solvency", he said.

On Wednesday, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, spoke for a record eight hours on the House floor, calling for a permanent measure that protects the almost 800,000 undocumented people, known as "Dreamers", who were brought to the U.S. as children.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) opposes the budget deal because it does not address DACA. Progressive Democrats who have called for a replacement for the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program were frustrated because the budget deal did not include a DACA fix.

Before the vote, Ryan did voice support for bringing the immigration to the House floor, although he did not provide a promise to do so, The New York Times reported.

The debt ceiling will be raised by the appropriate amount until March 2019. "Now we have Republicans hand in hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits". And House Speaker Paul Ryan declined to assuage their concerns by promising to bring the issue to the House floor in an open amendments process.

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