CORRECTED - House Speaker Ryan: House likely to pass US budget deal

Ryan of Wisconsin at a news conference on Tuesday. Credit J. Scott Applewhite  Associated Press

Ryan of Wisconsin at a news conference on Tuesday. Credit J. Scott Applewhite Associated Press

If the Senate approves the measure, the 652-page budget bill would then go to the House, where it faces stiff opposition from liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans.

While Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, agreed on the proposed budget with McConnell, not all Democrats are reportedly in agreement. "What are you afraid of?"

Here's how this all is slated to work: Leaders locked in a time agreement for the preliminary, procedural vote, known as a cloture vote, on the budget deal (which is in the form of a substitute amendment to the continuing resolution bill that the House passed earlier in the week.) That vote failed to pass as expected just after noon on Thursday.

Overall, the product is closer to the kind of budget Barack Obama would have wanted, than the one that the Trump White House proposed a year ago.

President Trump has been vocal about the opioid addiction epidemic in the US.

The agreement faced criticism from the other end of the ideological spectrum, as well. And some tea party Republicans shredded the measure as a budget-buster.

More than six hours later, she was still going. Republican Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins voted in favor of the bill. But after surveying the Democratic caucus, she said the absence of immigration legislation was a deal breaker for some members.

Although Schumer and the White House are optimistic toward bipartisanship, many Republican and Democratic lawmakers warn about the precedent the budget sets.

The deal pairs the boost in defense spending with a roughly equal increase in domestic spending.

"Once again, Republicans are retreating on the Budget Control Act and returning to their profligate ways", Jason Pye, vice president of legislative affairs for FreedomWorks, said in a statement. The agreement includes another $160 billion in unlimited spending on overseas Pentagon and State Department operations.

Ms Pelosi was advocating on behalf of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, known as "Dreamers".

The agreement also provides funds for disaster relief, infrastructure and programs addressing opioid abuse, the Senate leaders said.

In a statement, he also said the agreement includes investments in infrastructure and resources to combat the opioid crisis, as well as almost $90 billion in disaster relief for hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico, Florida, Texas and the US Virgin Islands.

The $89 billion in disaster aid would bring the total appropriated in the wake of last year's hurricane season to about $140 billion.

The legislation raises the government's borrowing limit through March 2019. It would also extend the federal government's debt ceiling until March 2019, defusing a contentious issue and putting off for more than a year the risk of a debt default, which had loomed next month.

Pelosi was speaking against a compromise federal budget deal recently announced by Senate leaders that would lift spending caps and avert a looming government shutdown - but that does not address the sensitive issue of immigration. Speaker Paul Ryan has reiterated several times that he won't hold a debate on an immigration plan unless it has the White House's approval, despite McConnell scheduling a debate over DACA solutions for next week.

"I don't know when we would have another opportunity that matches today" to lock Ryan into a commitment, Pelosi said. They're giving up their leverage.

While it appears to have enough support in the Senate, the House may prove dicier.

Schumer said the plan would contain $20 billion dedicated to infrastructure such as highways and bridge construction and fix, water and wastewater projects, and rural broadband.

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