Feb 08 2018
Alongside his own announcement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated his pledge to hold a vote on legislation to protect almost 700,000 unauthorized immigrants ahead of DACA's March 5 expiration deadline in a process he said would be "fair to all sides".
That includes $140 billion in emergency defense funding.
"To carry out the strategy you rightly directed we develop, we need you to pass a budget now", he said.
I'm happy to announce that our bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on defense spending and other priorities have yielded a significant agreement.
Schumer said the deal would be the best thing Congress has done for the military and the middle class in a long time.
Do they give their support, given that there is increased funding for domestic issues like education and veterans affairs - a major victory considering Republicans ordinarily want to cut federal spending? Non-defense spending would rise by $63 billion this year and $68 billion next year.
White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter stepped down a day after The Daily Mail, a British tabloid that covers the White House, published interviews with two of his ex-wives.
It would increase defence spending by US$80 billion over current law in this financial year and US$85 billion in the one that begins October 1, according to a congressional official familiar with the plan. But the House is another matter. Pelosi wants Speaker Ryan to vow to do the same in the House.
"Notably President Trump stayed out of it, and I think that worked to the benefit of getting the deal", Schumer said.
"To summarize it: This spending bill is a debt junkie's dream", Brooks said.
New features coming to PS4's operating system in big 5.50 update
The mode gives PS4 Pro owners who don't own a 4K display the option to enjoy an enhanced visual experience. With this new feature, users can listen to their favorite tracks while streaming games on PS Now.
British services sector growth at slowest since September 2016
Growth in the United States services sector slowed a little in January, according to final data released on Monday. The Caixin China General Services Business Activity Index rose to 54.7 last month, up from 53.9 in December .
Nokia 3310 4G casually goes official in China, commercially launching next month
Above all, it also supports VoLTE as well as WiFi hotspot which is not present in the Jio Phone by Reliance Jio . It will be available in China and supports TD-LTE, the possibility of an global version is up in the air.
McConnell said Tuesday that while he hopes "we will end up having something", he was unsure if any proposed measure would get the 60 votes needed for approval. House Democrats opposed the GOP efforts because the bill did not address the Dreamers and funded defense for a full year, while only funding domestic priorities for a few weeks.
"I would be very surprised if more than a couple of the Freedom Caucus members would vote yes", Meadows said.
Democrats seemed similarly conflicted.
Meanwhile in the House of Representatives, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) has been holding a marathon speech on Wednesday, demanding legal status for immigrants brought into the United States illegally as children.
"Without that commitment from Speaker Ryan comparable to the commitment from Leader McConnell, this package does not have my support", Pelosi said. The Senate has already promised that vote. Trump has said he plans to kill DACA next month.
The dueling Federal Bureau of Investigation memos, presidential tweets and stock market twists and turns have dominated every media platform - as they did during the Republican retreat last week and may again during this week's Democratic retreat, where Democrats must establish their priorities and messaging for the rest of the year.
Pelosi's dramatic House floor speech, which was stretching toward an hour, came the morning after top Senate leaders said they were close to finalizing the sweeping long-term budget deal.
President Donald Trump may have muddied the political waters when he called for another shutdown over immigration on Tuesday, but House and Senate leaders are continuing negotiations to fund the government in both the near and the long term.
In a further sign of the Republican-controlled Congress' inability to get its most basic work done, the House in a 245-182 vote passed and sent to the Senate a temporary spending bill to extend most agency funding until March 23.
House Democrats are still pushing for a commitment from the Speaker to take up specific pieces of DACA legislation in order to unlock their votes. But the measure appears increasingly likely to be rewritten by the Senate to include legislation implementing the brewing broader budget pact.
The Senate is expected to pass the package before the shutdown deadline Thursday, leaving the matter in the House's hands.
Republicans had been scrambling to pass the stopgap measure through the House because they can't count on support from Democrats - who feel stymied by inaction on legislation to protect young immigrants from deportation - to advance the legislation.
Feb 07 2018
Uber-Waymo trial reveals cutthroat race to control future of transportation
Waymo and Uber lawyers squared off in a federal court on Monday on the first day of a bombshell trade-secret theft case. Levandowski left Waymo in late 2015 to form self-driving truck startup Otto with Lior Ron, another ex-Waymo employee.
Feb 07 2018
Most Republicans think FBI, DOJ trying to "delegitimize" Trump
We have an update now on a story we've been following today about dueling memos from the House Intelligence Committee. At issue is whether the White House will allow Bannon to answer questions about his time in the Trump administration.
Feb 07 2018
EU warns United Kingdom on impact of exiting customs unions
The EU says its rules should still apply during the transition period, as will rulings of the European Court of Justice. The comment comes as Britain seeks to clarify its position ahead of a new round of talks between Britain and the EU.
Feb 05 2018
Syrian regime said to strike civilians with 'toxic gas'
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the Syrian government had repeatedly used chlorine as a weapon. Mattis told reporters the Syrian government had committed multiple attacks using chlorine gas.
Feb 05 2018
Joint Korean hockey team plays for first time
Kim Yong-nam is the head of the parliament in the North and will be the highest-level official to visit South Korea in four years. He suggested that the recent communication between North and South Korea was a positive development.
Feb 05 2018
Oil jumps as Goldman Sachs boosts price forecast by third
Brent for April delivery traded up 52 cents at Dollars 69.41 a barrel at 11:45 a.m.in London after earlier rising to USD 69.67. If you look at the production as oil prices have soared, it's very evident that these producers want to cash in.
Feb 04 2018
Polar bears could face extinction faster than thought, study says
But he added, "I think it confirms all the reasons to be concerned about polar bears from a conservation perspective are intact". Satellite telemetry shows several tagged polar bears moving long distances to remain on receding sea ice in July 2016.
Feb 03 2018
Leicester City boss Claude Puel: 'Tough to manage Riyad Mahrez situation'
All I can say about the situation is that this is the best decision for Leicester, in the best interests of Leicester. Mahrez's continued absence means Puel will have an unchanged squad against Swansea.
Feb 03 2018
Trump says Democrats are 'AWOL' on immigration
Durbin, D-Ill., has forcefully rejected the White House plan. He's also attacking Democrats for not supporting his agenda. The top Senate Democratic negotiator, Richard J.
Feb 01 2018
United States names Hamas leader as terrorist
The U.S. has added the leader of Hamas to its list of worldwide terrorists, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic terror group. The movement's leaders said they considered the USA decision as "ridiculous".
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