Big Budget Deal in Senate Hailed as "Genuine Breakthrough"

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has said that President Donald Trump's support is a must for any immigration reform bill to proceed and that the lower chamber will address DACA separately from appropriations.

The US government has officially shut down for the second time this year because Congress failed to meet a deadline to vote on a new budget.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders praised the Senate bill, saying "we're certainly happy with the way it's moving".

The Senate passed the legislation, which funds the government through March 23, in a 71-28 vote shortly before 2 a.m after Republican Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., delayed consideration of the bipartisan budget package in that chamber past midnight.

Congress has relied on short term spending bills, or continuing resolutions, to fund the federal government this past fiscal year, but the deal would put an end to that through fiscal year 2019.

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Many Democrats support the budget deal, but were unhappy with the compromise because it doesn't tackle immigration - specifically addressing the plight of DREAMers, including the roughly 700,000 immigrants who are in the US illegally after being brought to the country as children and who are enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which is set to expire on March 5.

Both sides pressed for $89 billion for disaster relief, extending a host of health care provisions, and extending a slew of smaller tax breaks.

Democrats blocked a stopgap spending bill in January, triggering a three-day partial federal government shutdown, in part to protest Congress' inaction on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama administration program that Trump ended previous year and is now set to expire March 5.

Almost $300 billion in new spending included in the bill approved on Friday will mean the annual budget deficit will exceed $1 trillion in 2019, said the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a private fiscal policy watchdog group.

Current funding for the government expires at midnight Thursday.

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"Republican majorities in the House and Senate have turned the process into an embarrassing spectacle, running from one crisis directly into the next", said Democratic Representative Nita Lowey prior to the House vote.

"If you're against president [Barack] Obama's deficits, but you're for the Republican deficits, isn't that the very definition of hypocrisy?" he boomed, adding that he wants his fellow lawmakers "to feel uncomfortable" over the impasse.

Paul certainly caused discomfort.

Chuck Schumer, D-New York, McConnell tweeted, "I'm happy to announce that our bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on defense spending and other priorities have yielded a significant agreement".

Rand Paul of Kentucky went rogue and stalled a vote in protest over his party's willingness to bust the budget. Paul noted that he and many in his party railed against deficit when Democrats held the White House, but now seemed willing to look the other way with Republicans in control.

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Eleven Democrats and independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont also voted no. Now that a caps deal has been made, Senate leaders are expected to strip out the full year of funding for defense, attach the caps deal and hope the House can pass their breakthrough bill.

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