President Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 25, 2018,
Mar 25, 2018, 2:24
The US Congress approved a $1.3 trillion (€1.05 trillion) budget on Friday which funds the government through September, avoiding another government shutdown.
There were meetings with staff and the senator in the cloakroom, just off the Senate floor.
Trump also said he is calling on Congress "to give me a line item veto for all government spending bills" and said the Senate "must end" the filibuster rule and "get down to work".
President Donald Trump is flanked Friday by (from left) Defense Secretary James Mattis, Vice President Mike Pence and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross a.
On Thursday, Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney said that Trump would sign the bill. Watch his remarks below, via Fox News. "But we were, in a sense, forced if we want to build our military, that we were forced to have".
In his proclamation, Trump said the steel and aluminium tariff announced by him earlier remains an important first step in ensuring the economic viability of United States domestic steel industry and removing the threatened impairment of the national security.
President Donald Trump reviews border wall prototypes, March 13, 2018, in San Diego. There's 14 billion for Customs and Border Protection. "China is going to end up treating us fairly". "We exposed it. It's an achievement", Trump said, even as he qualified that he has respect for some journalists. Democrats fought against a deal for Dreamers "every single inch of the way", he said.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said there was "plenty" of compromise in the spending package and that members of his party "feel very good".
"Is it ideal? No", Mulvaney added. "This is on you", Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, said on Twitter.
At one point, Sen.
In January he implored lawmakers to pass a "bill of love" to resolve the standoff.
Plus, it funds grant programs that allows Customs and Border Protection to be able to develop partnerships with county governments, municipal police departments, highway patrol and the like to get further bang for the buck and develop that synergy on the border.
Both parties touted the $4.6 billion in total funding to fight the nation's opioid addiction epidemic, and a record $3 billion increase for medical research at the National Institutes of Health. The military spending is a $66 billion increase over the 2017 level, and the non-defense spending is $52 billion more than previous year.
"It is a vulnerability", Cornyn said, adding that he has conferred with Border Patrol and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials as they seek ways to beef up security while protecting the refuge.
It also includes measures meant to strengthen gun sale background checks and improve school safety. I think the very striking thing is to look at who he's brought in.
The president repeated his explanation that, while he "looked" at a veto, he chose to sign because of the defense money.
Two top level Arizona business leaders on Friday discussed the economic impact of "dreamers" in Arizona and the importance of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. However, those who are eligible but were not enrolled in the program are not protected.
It also failed to resolve the stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation after Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program previous year.
Wide, but not wide enough to override a veto. When this is what everybody says who are supposed to do this is bipartisan legislation, he tried to say, I'm for the DACA folks, and the Democrats are against him, which - against them, which is not true. And the DACA program is expiring because Trump moved to end the Obama-era program a year ago.