Hill settles on $1T spending bill, vote likely by Wednesday

Among the Democratic seats that Republicans see as ripe for the picking are ten in states where President Donald Trump swept electoral votes past year.

Meanwhile, the White House said on Monday that the Congress was not ready to pass a Republican-led health care legislation to repeal and replace the health care law approved under former President Barack Obama.

"After years of partisan bickering and gridlock, this bill is a clear win for the American people", he said.

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is insisting the budget deal that will keep the government running until September is a win for the White House, despite complaints from President Trump.

The agreement was struck late Sunday after weeks of tense negotiations fueled the threat of a government shutdown just as Trump was marking his 100th day in office. There's no money for the wall on the U.S. -Mexico border that he's been calling for since his stint on the campaign trail, and stipulations about blocking new grant funding for sanctuary cities aren't included.

In addition, there's also about $6 billion from the $30 billion supplemental request that the House had already included in its defense spending bill last month, according to congressional aides.

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Democrats had leverage in the talks because their votes will be needed to pass the bill.

At 9 a.m., President Trump created a tizzy in markets by complaining about Congress in a Twitter posting and adding, "Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he has no plans to change the threshold for legislation. The Environmental Protection Agency maintains almost 99 percent of its funding, $295 million goes toward Medicaid in Puerto Rico and $4.6 billion is set aside to permanently grant health benefits to 22,000 retired Appalachian coal miners. It's unclear, however, how much support the measure will receive from GOP conservatives such as Jordan and how warmly it will be received by the White House. "The truth of the matter though is now we've averted a government shutdown in a way that allows the president to fund his priorities", Mulvaney said.

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

The news that Congress reached a deal to avert a shutdown helped send stocks rising in Asia and in early United States trade.

Mr Trump made building the wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico a core election pledge, insisting it would begin within his first 100 days, a milestone that came and went on Saturday.

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Democrats boasted of money for foreign assistance and cash-strapped Puerto Rico while winning funding for favored programs like transit projects and grants for first responders.

US Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer speaks during a news conference at the US Capitol, on April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.

"This is the biggest victory we could have had", Ryan said.

Trump won only a small boost in funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the main agency in charge of deportations and immigration monitoring.

"Any time you cut spending in this town on anything you are going to have somebody pushing back so we don't expect that to change", Mulvaney said.

Increased spending for a number of liberal priorities rather than codifying Trump's requested $17 billion in non-defense spending cuts.

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


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