Liberal outrage as Dems ignore 'dreamers' in budget deal

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with law enforcement officials on the MS-13 street gang and border security in the Cabinet Room of

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with law enforcement officials on the MS-13 street gang and border security in the Cabinet Room of

Earlier, US Congress missed the deadline to renew funding for government needed to prevent the shutdown.

The deal also could include $80 billion to $90 billion in hurricane disaster aid for Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, health care funding, and money for the border security plan.

The House and the Senate are expected to vote Thursday on a long-term spending deal, hoping to end the repeated drama of short-term funding bills that have occupied Congress for much of the past five months.

Senate leaders were racing against the clock, with federal funding set to expire at midnight Thursday.

The White House's Office of Management and Budget "is now preparing for a lapse in appropriations", an OMB official said on condition of anonymity late Thursday, calling on lawmakers to get the measure to Trump's desk "without delay".

The government was shut down last month after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on contentious budget and immigration issues.

The criticism resonated with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, such as Rep. Nanette Barragan, D-Calif., who said the Latino community thinks Senate Democratic leadership "has turned their back on them".

"This bill is the product of extensive negotiations among congressional leaders and the White House", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, said on the Senate floor.

However, trouble brewed for the deal on both sides of the aisle on Wednesday.

The senate will take up the bill on Wednesday.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan R-Wis. left and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy R-Calif. confer as they arrive to meet with reporters following a
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan R-Wis. left and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy R-Calif. confer as they arrive to meet with reporters following a

Asked to respond to this comment Tuesday, Schumer said, "Speaks for itself".

President Trump signed a bipartisan budget agreement Friday morning, following approval of the bill in Congress shortly before sunrise. Rand Paul blocked plans for a quick Senate vote, blaming his fellow Republicans for being "complicit" in the looming return of trillion-dollar budget deficits.

The deal would be at least partly paid for by US$100 billion in cuts to mandatory spending programs elsewhere in the budget such as Medicare, according to a Republican summary.

A stopgap bill to keep the USA government from another shut down have been approved by the house of representatives on Tuesday.

The plan would suspend the federal debt ceiling until March 1, 2019, and would provide nearly US$90 billion in hurricane and wildfire disaster aid.

Passing 245 to 182, the House bill would fund most of the agencies until 23rd March, while it is the nonstarter of the Senate due to the Democratic opposition.

Hours before the bill was passed, president Trump said he would love to see the government shutdown if congress does not reach an agreement on an immigration deal.

"We're certainly happy with the direction that it's moving", press secretary Sarah Sanders said, adding that the White House would need to see the final components.

Since then, Trump has extended an immigration compromise with Democrats, going far beyond the "Dreamers" they want to protect and offering to provide a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal aliens.

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