Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Omnibus Spending Bill Also Contains Livestock "Fixes"

Congress dumps the CLOUD Act into the omnibus spending bill. Will there be debate? Trump bizarrely Twitter-threatens to veto spending bill his own budget director said he'd sign yesterday
Faye Gross | 24 March, 2018, 13:34

A profound change in the way the US government treats cloud data became law Friday with little or no debate, after President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion federal spending bill needed to prevent the government from shutting down.

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that he was considering vetoing the bill because it did not include as much money as he wanted for a wall on the southern border or address 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

An omnibus spending bill released late Wednesday by Congressional leaders rejects President Trump's proposals for federal energy agencies, keeping funds for the Environmental Protection Agency stable while increasing clean energy spending at the Department of Energy. "There are a lot of things that we shouldn't have had in this bill, but were in a sense forced to if we want to build our military".

Trump only reluctantly backed the bill he would have to sign, according to Republican lawmakers and aides, who acknowledged the deal involved necessary trade-offs for the Democratic votes that were needed for passage despite their majority lock on Congress.

Mr. Savage went on to say, "Where do we go from here?" "It's only hours old. There's a lot of things we should have had in this bill", Trump said at press conference.

The bill provides $1.6 billion for border security measures including secondary fencing, levee fencing, pedestrian fencing and replacement fencing.

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Trump once again blamed Democrats for the delay in finding a solution to DACA, an Obama-era program the president chose to end in September.

All military personnel get a 2.4% pay hike in the bill while civilian federal employees get a 1.9% pay raise. In this bill, we have learned will be gun legislation. This is the last legislative train out of Washington this year.

Congress passed five continuing resolutions to keep the government funded while Republicans and Democrats negotiated priorities. "Still going", he wrote, accompanied by a picture of the senator reading the bill with a box of pizza nearby.

With the clock ticking and a vote in the House of Representatives expected Thrusday, this year's $1.3 trillion omnibus budget is nearly ready for a floor vote.

This article has been updated with additional details about the bill.

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