Once known as the party of fiscal conservatives, the Republicans and Trump are now quickly expanding the US budget deficit and its $20 trillion national debt.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tried and failed to use the moment to secure a promise for a separate vote on immigration. Those conservatives were mainly angry about non-military spending increases. I can't.in good faith, just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits.
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is preparing compromises to offer during his chamber's upcoming debate and says his party will suffer in November if the issue isn't addressed. "I didn't come up here to be liked", he said.
He urged Americans to vote for more Republicans in 2018.
Paul brushed off pleas from his fellow Republicans, who billed the budget plan as an "emergency" measure needed for a depleted military. Congress needs to approve a spending bill by midnight Thursday to avoid a partial government shutdown.
"It all comes down to one thing - economic growth".
Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, protesting the huge spending increases that are central to the deal, delayed action for most of February 8 by demanding a vote on an amendment to keep existing budget limits in place.
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The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, analyzing a report from the Congressional Budget Office, said the deal would add a net $320 billion to deficits over a decade, or $418 billion counting the additional interest costs. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Pete Aguilar, D-Texas, up for a vote.
"We love and need our Military and gave them everything - and more", he "First time this has happened in a long time".
In Washington's latest display of governance by brinkmanship, a bipartisan accord bolstering military and domestic programs by $400 billion and deepening federal deficits became law Friday - but not before the government technically shut down. There also is no offset reduction for almost $90 billion in new disaster aid for USA states and territories ravaged by hurricanes or wildfires previous year.
Still, some GOP activists anxious that the deal reinforces the notion that congressional Republicans are not delivering on their promises to slash spending and reduce the size of government. But the push to pass the massive legislation underscored enduring divisions within both parties, and those rifts are likely to make the next fight over immigration even more challenging.
Jason Pye, vice president of legislative affairs at Freedom Works, a conservative group that helped launch the tea party movement, said Republicans are retreating on their deficit- reduction message. Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus called the deal "fiscally irresponsible".
He said he hoped his stand would teach conservatives "to not accept just anything because it comes from a GOP Congress". "If it's truly our core principle, it should be equal whoever is in the White House".