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08 December 2017, 02:47 | Devin Moran
US House passes stopgap spending bill to avoid gov't shutdown
The House Democrats' gradual retreat will likely be matched by Senate Democrats, likely postponing a debate over migration and amnesty into January or February when GOP leaders push Sen. The measure also makes money available to several states that are running out of funds for the Children's Health Insurance Program, a widely popular program that provides medical care to more than 8 million children.
Jordan and a handful of his fellow Freedom Caucus colleagues gave Republican leadership a scare Monday night when they threatened to vote against sending tax reform legislation to a conference committee. The bill prevents a shut-down that would be triggered if Congress fails to pass a spending bill before a deadline of midnight Friday.
But Meadows warned that GOP leaders would face backlash from Republicans if they agree to Democrats' demands on immigration in the spending bill.
Republican Representative Paul Gosar, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said before the vote that he fears the December 22 deadline will force Republicans into too many concessions to Democrats on spending and policy. They have yet to say what they will do. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi staked out a hard line on Thursday and insisted that any year-end deal would include help for immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children.
"There is a whole lot more pressure to get home for Christmas than there is for New Year's", Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.), chairman of the Freedom Caucus, told reporters after the vote.
The House speaker outlined the bill's legislative process and critiqued the current tax code.
"We had a productive conversation on a wide variety of issues". "You'll see when we bring the bill to the floor". On Monday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said she wouldn't say how she'd vote on the six-page bill without seeing it.
"We expect a clean [continuing resolution] to pass with Democratic support", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Thursday.
"I want to avoid a headline that says President Trump's administration just passes the highest spending levels in USA history", Meadows told two reporters. "I think that will happen", Trump said.
Among Republicans, the conservative House Freedom Caucus had resisted the pending stopgap measure earlier in the week, fearing it would lead to a bad deal for conservatives down the road. "His party controls the Senate, the House and the presidency". CHIP, which has nearly always been a bipartisan priority, expired over two months ago, but Congressional Republicans continued to play games with this vital program that helps the most vulnerable children in our society ...
Trump said Thursday that he hopes the group will make good progress as they prepare to discuss plans to avert a government shutdown and reach an end-of-year budget agreement.
In order to raise spending levels for the military and domestic programs for a longer-term spending deal, both chambers have to reach an agreement to lift spending limits set by a 2011 law.
Many on both sides have decided a headline-grabbing federal closure would be a political blunder, at least for now.
In addition, some from both parties want to restore billions in federal payments to health insurers that Trump halted last autumn. Dems push for more money to fight opioids MORE (R-Wis.).
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