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Lawmakers settle on $1T plan to avoid US gov't shutdown

Lawmakers settle on $1T plan to avoid US gov't shutdown

The newly-unveiled congressional deal includes Trump's call for increased military spending, but rejects his demand to fund a border wall and maintains spending levels for key government operations including the State Department that he had proposed gutting.

President Donald Trump's latest solution to making policy in government: changing the Senate and shutting the government down, according to two tweets he posted Tuesday morning.

MCEVERS: Right. The Trump administration has said that they're going to try next year in the spending bills to get money for the border wall, and the White House also wants $54 billion in spending cuts.

Trump said the reason that Republicans could not prevail on all of his priorities in the trillion-dollar budget plan that pays for government spending through September 30 "is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there!"

Trump abruptly halted an interview with CBS News after being pressed on his wiretapping allegations against Barack Obama. While losing on the wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, Trump won a $15 billion down payment on his request to strengthen the military, though that too fell short of what he requested. The talks were also spurred by a strong Republican desire to complete unfinished business well into the fiscal year and move on to health care repeal and tax overhaul, both of which are iffy propositions.

Amid rumors of a disconnect between the president and GOP members of Congress, an agreement has been reached on a federal spending plan of more than $1 trillion, although that will cover only the next five months. Under current rules, a bill needs 60 votes to pass in a chamber with 52 Republicans.

"Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!" he wrote on Twitter.

McConnell has said he's not inclined to change Senate rules on the filibuster and legislation, something that has been echoed by other Republicans.

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Trump had called for a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget for 2018, but the 2017 deal shows a 1 percent cut. Although bipartisan support is predicted, some House conservatives aren't necessarily on board. "And as long as that's the combination, President Trump is going to have a very hard time doing the things that we know he wants to do and that people voted for him to do".

"We realized it was nearly impossible if not impossible to actually get bricks and mortars on the ground in five months, so why start fighting about it now?" Asked to explain Trump's advocacy for a shutdown, Mulvaney said, "Right now I'm not anxious about September, I'm anxious about this deal that's in front of us".

Trump made building the wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico one of the primary pledges of his campaign, insisting it would begin within his first 100 days, a milestone that came and went on Saturday.

But Mulvaney correctly noted that the pending measure was a victory for Republicans because the administration succeeded in breaking the link - forged over several Obama-era spending deals - that required that any increases in defense spending be matched by an equal, dollar-for-dollar increase for nondefense programs.

"And believe me, the entire world is watching. and we have resolve like never, ever before".

_Retired miners. The deal includes $1.3 billion to extend health insurance benefits for more than 22,000 retired mine workers and their widows.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he's "shocked" by the behavior of lawmakers who are celebrating slowing down its construction. Trump's request for additional immigration agents was denied and the IRS budget would be frozen at $11.6 billion.

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