Lawmakers worry about increases in the budget package

Lawmakers worry about increases in the budget package


WE HAVE FOX TEAM COVERAGE. FOX BUSINESS NETWORK IS IN NEW YORK TO TELL US WHAT HAPPENED ON THE MARKETS. WE BEGIN WITH CHIEF CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT MIKE EMANUEL ON CAPITOL HILL WITH THE LATEST ON THE EFFORTS TO PASS THE BUDGET DEAL TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN.>>GOOD EVENING. THE SENATE IS IN A BIT OF A HOLDING PATTERN AS KENTUCKY SENATOR RAND PAUL IS ON THE SENATE FLOOR THIS HOUR PROTESTING THE BUDGET AGREEMENT, BREAKING EXISTING SPENDING CAPS. A BIT OF AN EFFORT A MOMENT AGO BY MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL AND SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER MOVE THINGS ALONG, NOTING TIME IS GETTING SHORT. SENATOR PAUL OBJECTED. HE IS MAKING HIS CASE NOW. AHEAD OF VOTES IN THE SENATE AND EVENTUALLY THE HOUSE, THERE’S BEEN SOME SERIOUS PUSHBACK.>>GOING TO HAVE THIS MUCH OF AN INCREASE IN SPENDING AND ALMOST NOTHING IN THE WAY OF PAY FORS. I LIKE BIPARTISANSHIP. IT SEEMS LIKE WE COULD DO IT IN A BIPARTISAN WAY.>>DEFICIT HAWKS EXPRESS THEIR DISGUST. THE BUDGET PACKAGE INCLUDES MORE SPENDING ON THE MILITARY. DEMOCRATS DEMANDED $131 BILLION MORE, NEARLY DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR COME IN DOMESTIC SPENDING, AND ERASE THE DEBT CEILING THROUGH MARCH — A RAISE OF THE DEBT CEILING.>>HE IS CONCERNED ABOUT SPENDING IN WASHINGTON. LET ME SAY WE DO SUPPORT THE TWO-YEAR SPENDING BILL THAT’S BEING DISCUSSED AND VOTED ON IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. IT LIFTS THE CAPS ON DEFENSE SPENDING.>>PACKAGE INCLUDES $90 BILLION IN DISASTER RELIEF MONEY FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS IN TEXAS, FLORIDA, PUERTO RICO. MONEY FOR WILDFIRE VICTIMS IN CALIFORNIA. SENATE LEADERS FOCUSED ON GETTING IT DONE.>>I’M CONFIDENT KNOWS HOW TO TURN EITHER SIDE OF THE AISLE BELIEVES THIS IS A PERFECT BELT BUT I’M ALSO CONFIDENT THIS IS OUR BEST CHANCE TO BEGIN REBUILDING OUR MILITARY AND MAKE PROGRESS ON ISSUES DIRECTLY AFFECTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>LEADING SENATE DEMOCRAT CALLED THIS TO YOUR BUDGET OF BREAKTHROUGH.>>FOR TOO LONG, THIS GRIDLOCKED CONGRESS HAS LURCHED FROM ONE CONTINUING RESOLUTION, TO ANOTHER. IT’S PREVENTED US FROM WORKING TOGETHER TO CRAFT APPROPRIATIONS BILLS THAT SAVE TAXPAYERS MONEY.>>ON THE HOUSE SIDE, DEMOCRATIC LEADER NANCY PELOSI NEGOTIATED THE AGREEMENT BUT SPOKE OUT AGAINST IT BECAUSE A DEAL FOR THE SO-CALLED DREAMERS IS NOT INCLUDED.>>DON’T SAY TO THE HOUSE

19 thoughts on “Lawmakers worry about increases in the budget package

  1. I want small government and a surveillance camera in every vagina and a cop car on every corner and lots and lots of beautiful new prisons. But I want small government.

  2. Pelosi needs to be put out to pasture! she raises cane about wanting something that supports illegals and tells natural legal Americans to "go to hell" we don't care about you!

  3. The democrats were not to damn worried when obozo put us 12 trillion more in debt and the Republicans did NOTHING to stop it then, they can STFU now.

  4. Wonder why none of these criminals are arrested yet? C"mon now, you think as bad as their crimes are and the potential punishment that they wouldn't have an assurance plan to checkmate? How long should we Americans continue to live with fear and nukheads pointed at us? At your children? While these elected jokes stall and waste our money? They are more concerned with covering their corrupt asses and helping illegal immigrants that threaten our existence. Ever wonder why there are so many of us struggling financially or homeless as our national debt climbs while simultaneously they continue to fund billions to phony agencies like nasa and leeches like aipac? Why does our government fund corruption and thieves before us before there is even a budget for us that they can't even pass?

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