Trump dismissed advisers' warnings against vetoing spending bill
Mar 24, 2018, 13:39
On his border wall, Trump said he was not happy he got only $1.6B, "but it does start the wall and we will make the $1.6B go very very far. Nobody read it. It's hours old". "Some people don't even know - $1.3 trillion, it's the second-largest ever".
While Marc Short, White House legislative affairs director, doesn't appear to be anxious by the tweet, stating to CNN that he thinks "we'll be OK", others are rooting for Trump to go through with the veto.
Trump used the threat to draw attention to his displeasure about immigration issues, although he said the bill would boost funding to the military, one of his top priorities.
He said the measure will keep the military funded and provide the largest pay increase for US troops in over a decade. The president accused Congressional Democrats of putting up "tremendous" opposition to military spending, and complained that he had to trade increased military spending with "wasted" money for Democratic projects. They did not want DACA in this bill. "There's a lot of things that I'm unhappy about in this bill". We wanted to include DACA, we wanted to have them in this bill.
Despite the Democrats pushing for protection from deportation for the "Dreamers" who came to the United States illegally as children, that did not make it in to the final deal. Trump rescinded it in September of a year ago, giving Congress six months to try and make it constitutional. Meanwhile, federal judges have ordered the Trump administration to keep in place certain parts of DACA while legal challenges make their way through the court system.
In the tweet, Trump cited that his problems with the bill are that legislation does not include the following: adequate funding for his oh-so-famous border wall, or a solution for recipients of the DACA program.
The bill provided $1.6 billion for border security and construction or fix of almost 100 miles (160 kilometers) of border fencing, but that was far less than Trump had been seeking.
"We want DACA recipients to know that the Republicans are much more on your side than the Democrats. We're going to be starting work literally on Monday on not only some new wall - not enough but we're working on that very quickly - but also fixing existing walls", he said. Trump called for the Senate to remove its filibuster rule, to allow legislation to advance by a simple majority of 51 votes, and for Congress to give him a line-by-line veto of future budgets to prevent a repeat situation. Corker, who voted against the Omnibus Spending Bill, replied to Trump's tweet, essentially saying that Trump should veto the bill and he is down the street and will bring him a pen.
I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill 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.
The budget passed the House of Representatives by a margin of 256-167, but it almost stalled in the Senate when an Idaho lawmaker tried to stop the entire process over the renaming of a forest in his home state.
Russia , which denies any involvement in the incident, condemned May's decision as unacceptable and vowed a swift response . But it's unclear what, if anything, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation can do to put more pressure on Russian Federation .
Lyft will lead the co-development of the self-driving system at its Palo Alto, California-based self-driving engineering center. Goldman Sachs has predicted that the ride-hailing market will grow eightfold by 2030 to five times the current taxi market.
Even by Marvel standards (remember: one film is literally called " Civil War "), Avengers: Infinity War is insane ambitious. The co-director added that Thor will have a lot of screen time in " Infinity War ".
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has reaffirmed his commitment to Chelsea , despite continuous links with Real Madrid . "I don't think we deserve to be out, but individual mistakes cost us in both legs".
The New York Jets did not stop addressing the quarterback position after agreeing to re-sign veteran Josh McCown on Tuesday. Bridgewater, formerly a Minnesota Vikings starter, agreed to a one-year contract, a source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen .
Estimates put the film bringing in a global total somewhere between Frozen's $1.275 billion and Star Wars: The Last Jedi's $1.33b. The film opened to $201 million in the U.S. , the biggest opening for a movie directed by a black filmmaker.
He answered a bogey at 10 with birdies at the par-5 12th and 16th, only to miss the green at the par-3 17th on the way to bogey. I feel like over the last couple of months of 2017 into this year I sort of rediscovered my love for the game a little bit.
Chung has won five of his last six matches on hard court. "So I'm just happy I'm on a good run", said Federer. America's Sam Querrey booked his quarter-final spot with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.
Leading US trade associations have written to President Donald Trump urging him to halt plans to slap tariffs on Chinese imports. They urged the administration to work with them to find effective, alternative responses to Chinese trade practices.
Sonic Mania Plus will also offer a four-player Competition mode, as well as Ray and Mighty as playable characters. The release of the Sonic Mania Plus will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch for $29.99.
The aircraft swerved repeatedly as it descended towards Tribhuvan International Airport , witnesses said. They also conveyed condolences to their families, their governments and their peoples, said a statement.
US Fed raises key interest rate amid stronger growth outlook
Despite the stronger growth, lower unemployment rate and higher interest rate forecast, the inflation projection was the same. That number could grow if the USA economy expands as fast and the unemployment rate falls as low as the Fed now predicts.
United $10000 Voucher Given to Woman Bumped From Flight
But alas, she didn't get access for a day to the airline lounge. "I am going to go INSANE at Pizza Hut", she tweeted. Nothing is more frustrating than getting bumped off a flight-but a massive travel voucher may ease the pain.
Apprentice contestant can sue Trump: judge
Former porn star Stormy Daniels said she was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about her relationship with Trump. Trump, 150522/2017, New York Supreme Court, New York County ( New York ).
Supreme Court upholds new Pa. congressional district map
The Supreme Court announced, "the application for stay presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied". In the federal lawsuit, though, the Republican lawmakers did not have standing, the federal judges said.
'Good progress' made in Brexit deal
Barnier said the period would be "of a limited duration", ending on December 31, 2020. However, Britain also notched some gains it had pushed for.
New Regulations on The Tobacco Industry
The Food and Drug Administration estimates its plan, first announced last summer , could push the USA smoking rate to 1%. It seemed to work to reduce addiction-but only with the groups smoking 2.4 mg of nicotine per cigarette or less.
Short-handed Warriors blow past the Lakers
Rookie Chris Boucher was up from the G League Warriors and made his National Basketball Association debut with 1:19 left. Nick Young dropped 18 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes, starting against his former team.