But the presidential tweets displayed a contradictory message on the budget deal. Trump’s budget blueprint, unveiled in March, called for $1.5 billion for the wall in this round, and a total of $4.1 billion by the end of 2018.
The Senate passed the measure Thursday and House lawmakers approved it on Wednesday.
Missing is money for Trump’s border wall and efforts to punish cities that don’t comply with federal immigration authorities. “I’m encouraged we’re continuing to invest in medical research”.
The White House and congressional Republicans are pressing to reverse a Washington narrative that the catchall bill is a win for Democrats. Hopefully, Republicans in Congress will do for the next budget what they did for this one: “ignore President Trump’s demands, work with Democrats, and get it done”, Sen.
Quotable quote: “What they really didn’t get is this”.
The must-pass bill was crafted by leaders among Republicans and Democrats in Congress and is being touted as a win by both parties.
“After years of partisan bickering and gridlock, this bill is a clear win for the American people”, Trump said Tuesday from the Oval Office.
Mr Mulvaney told reporters at one point: “I’ll try to answer it one more time, and clearly we’re having a lot of background noise here”.
That prompted Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.to suggest a “second coming” may not be far off. “It’s a product of genuine compromise”.
For starters, Trump and Mulvaney are insisting Congress actually pass an annual budget – something it has consistently failed to do in recent years. Negotiations are ongoing and expectations for the administration to make its mark will be heightened. “That fight is going to intensify”.
Republicans’ major victory in the measure is a boost to defense spending – a $25 billion increase for the USA military over the 2016 level.
When President Trump is unhappy with news media coverage, everyone knows it.
Coons said he was “thrilled” and “encouraged” by the final outcome of the budget – and said Trump should be pleased as well.
“I was up since 4:30 this morning stewing on it because I find it distasteful to go down this path”, Bacon said.
Despite concessions on issues like border wall funding, Trump says at a U.S. Air Force Academy Commander-in-Chief trophy presentation that, “our Republican team had its own victory – under the radar”.
“This is called spin”.
“Every single 2nd Amendment protection that we wanted and that Democrats wanted to get rid of is still in the bill”.
House Republican leaders hope to push the health care bill through the House this week.
The measure increases military spending by $19.9 billion over the fiscal year 2016 enacted level.
Republicans are right that the bill finally breaks the Obama -era rule that every defense dollar be matched by a domestic-spending dollar. Late in the day, the White House said he would sign the bill.
He called the provision a “victory for families and students throughout the District of Columbia”. And, according to a report from CNN on Monday, they’re correct: the $1.5 billion for border security included in the budget allows for “technology and fixing existing infrastructure” but does not allow for any money to be spent on building the wall.