Republicans unveil $1.3 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2018

White House Democrats reject competing DACA offers

White House Democrats reject competing DACA offers

Republican leaders were hoping to hold the House debate and votes on Wednesday, giving the Senate a couple more days to do the same before the Friday deadline. "With this week's critical funding bill we will begin to reverse that damage".

Democrats touted billions to fight the nation's opioid addiction epidemic.

Lawmakers agreed on the broad outlines of the budget plan last month, after a standoff forced an overnight shutdown.

The source added that Democrats countered by offering $25 billion in border wall funding in exchange for a pathway to citizenship for the larger "dreamers" population that has been supported by President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE, roughly 1.8 million, but the White House said no.

Aides said efforts to use the measure as a vehicle to extend protections for young immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, or DACA, appeared likely to fail.

Coupled with last year's tax cut measure, it heralds the return of trillion-dollar budget deficits.

Several Republican lawmakers said a move had failed to renew federal subsidies to health insurers, which would help make "Obamacare" more affordable for low-income people.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was working on Trump's behalf against funding for a Hudson River tunnel and rail project that's important to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Republicans from NY and New Jersey.

Meanwhile, Democrats overwhelmingly support banning semi-automatic weapons like the AR-15 (72 percent) and raising the minimum age for purchasing firearms from 18 to 21 (83 percent), but Republicans are significantly less enthusiastic about these measures (37 and 53 percent approval, respectively).

Democrats were unwilling to negotiate a temporary fix. But another abortion-related provision - backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) - that would strengthen "conscience protection" for health care providers that refuse to provide abortions remained unresolved heading into the final round of talks, though Democrats opposing it have prevailed in the past. Trump's opposition is alarming Northeastern Republicans such as Gateway supporter Peter King, a House member from NY who lobbied Trump on the project at a St. Patrick's luncheon in the Capitol on Thursday.

The Gateway Project would add an $11 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River to complement deteriorating, century-old tunnels that are at risk of closing in a few years.

"I think that's probably the best policy for us to do", said Rep. Steny Hoyer (Md.), the Democratic whip.

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