Winners and losers in the federal budget deal

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Then, during the Rev. Billy Graham's February 28 funeral, Trump told House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to remove Gateway funding from the bill.

But it fails to address protections against deportation for more than a million immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children, an outcome likely to cause a clutch of Democrats to oppose passage.

"This crisis that the Dreamers face is caused by the decision by President Trump". Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook), along with several New Jersey Republicans pressed Ryan and the White House to include funding for Gateway, which they said is crucial to the Northeast and national economy.

USA congressional budget negotiators said Wednesday they had reached a deal on federal spending for the remainder of fiscal 2018, two days before a deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown.

A deal on Daca was not included in the spending bill because Republicans and Democrats could not agree a trade-off.

The upper house of Congress voted 65-32 for the budget blueprint averting the shutdown after the House passed the legislation by 256-167.

Both sides declared victory Thursday after NY and New Jersey lawmakers struggled to assure Gateway funding in the must-pass omnibus spending bill despite President Donald Trump's threat to veto it if it did.

But action stalled in the Senate, as conservatives ran the clock in protest.

"Shame, shame. A pox on both Houses - and parties". "No one has read it. Congress is broken".

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Congressional bargainers have announced a bipartisan $1.3 trillion budget deal financing government agencies for the rest of this federal fiscal year.

Hours before funding for the government expires and with Congress already on recess, Trump said on Twitter that he was weighing a veto "based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded".

White House legislative director Marc Short framed it as a compromise.

It has also unlocked almost $1.6 billion in funds for the construction of fencing on the Mexican border.

"There are a lot of things I'm unhappy about in this bill".

Community development block grants, which are flexible funds that are enormously popular with mayors and other local officials, would receive a huge $2.4 billion increase to $5.2 billion despite being marked for elimination in Mr. Trump's budget plan.

But the result has been unimaginable to many Republicans after campaigning on spending restraints and balanced budgets.

Trying to smooth over differences, Republican leaders focused on military increases that were once core to the party's brand as guardians of national security.

Still, congressional leaders remained hopeful that a shutdown could be avoided. The first-term Republican governor said he was glad Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, a Democrat, joined him on the motorcade ride from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, where the pair made the case to deliver more federal aid to New Hampshire.

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