On Wednesday, the U.S. Congress has just unveiled a $1.3 Trillion spending bill they need to pass before the deadline on Friday to avoid a government shutdown. Chief White House Correspondence, Jonathan Karl stated that it seems like there will be no government shutdown but there will be lots of new government spending, $1.3 trillion to keep the government funded until October and includes more than $650 billion in Defense spending.
A representative of a large group of House conservative Republicans, Mark Walker said, “It is imperative that we curb Washington’s out-of-control spending addiction that has not been slowed under Republican rule.”
White House calling that the biggest increase since World War II, almost $4 billion for the opioid crisis, $1.6 billion for border security and improved background checks for gun purchases. Spending bill does not include money for the new concrete border wall. Some new fencing, improvement to existing fences but no concrete border wall and no protection for the dreamers.
US President Trump is declaring a victory of all of this and acknowledging the massive price tag saying in a tweet, “Had to waste money on Dem giveaways to take care of military pay increase and new equipment.”
Aside from this, the Department of Homeland Security would get an extra $7 million to procure 351 new Customs and Border Protection specialists yet the law would not give Trump cash for the critical increment in Immigration and Customs Enforcement operators he looked for as a major aspect of an arrangement to extend extraditions of undocumented outsiders.
The spending bill would likewise incorporate new cash for the foundation, fighting Russian decision hacking and some humble weapon enactment following a progression of mass shootings at American schools, holy places, and other open spaces.
One group of conservatives in the White House calling this bill an insult to American taxpayers.