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Federal heating aid program saved, expanded in Trump budget

Federal heating aid program saved, expanded in Trump budget

President Donald Trump on Friday backed down from a seemingly out-of-the-blue veto threat when he signed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package that averts a potential government shutdown. Trump reportedly threatened to veto the spending bill if it included money for the tunnel.

"[Democrats] did not want DACA on this bill", Trump said at a White House press conference.

The announcement, which Trump teased in a separate tweet an hour before it began, capped off a wild morning in the White House and on Capitol Hill.

The bill made it through both chambers of Congress after some lengthy negotiations.

Federal heating aid program saved, expanded in Trump budget
Federal heating aid program saved, expanded in Trump budget

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN. But he signed it this one time because of the need for military spending increases.

He added that Democrats are using DACA recipients "for their own purposes".

The bill included only partial funding for construction of a border wall and did not mention the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Trump ended previous year and told Congress to act on.

The president tweeted earlier Friday that he was considering a veto of the bill "based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats".

Earth Hour is tonight
In 2017, a total of 187 countries and territories took part in the event, turning off the lights at over 3,100 world landmarks. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the event "comes at a time of huge pressure on people and planet alike".

Trump says "nobody" is "more disappointed than me because the number is so large". "I can't sit here and tell you and your viewers that we love everything in the bill, " he said on Fox. The bill provided $1.6 billion for border security and construction or fix of almost 100 miles (160 kilometres) of border fencing, but that was far less than Trump had been seeking.

Manning urged the president to "insist Congress put 13 individual appropriations bills on his desk with the military funding first so we no longer have the extortion axe of not funding the military over the nation's head, or else veto it".

The Senate was in session until almost 1 a.m. this morning in order to pass a major government spending bill before a two-week spring break.

Trump backed the bill only reluctantly, and Republican lawmakers and aides acknowledged the deal involved trade-offs for Democratic votes that were needed despite the GOP majority lock on Congress. "That's my reaction", said Sen.

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Noting that Trump retains broad authority to further modify the tariffs, including by removing the suspensions or suspending additional countries, the White House said any country not now suspended remains welcome to discuss a possible suspension with the U.S. based on a shared commitment to addressing global excess steel and aluminium capacity and production. "I was thinking about doing the veto". "He says one thing and then he does something completely different".

The non-profit advocacy group Americans for Limited Government expressing disappointment in Trump's decision to sign the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending.

Prior to the veto threat, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Trump would sign it, because "it funds his priorities". Telegraphing the outcome, an internal White House television feed advertised the event this way: "President Trump Participates in a Bill Signing".

It also set aside the issue of the so-called "Dreamers", who are in legal limbo following the Trump administration┬┤s repeal of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a policy instituted by former president Barack Obama that protected them from deportation.

Cumbrian Ben Stokes a fitness doubt for Test opener in New Zealand
England's off-spinning all-rounder has a damaged finger and sore shoulder. The first Test begins in Auckland on Thursday.


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