Senate Passes Budget Bill

Headline Roundup August 1st, 2019

The United States Senate passed a budget bill that will raise the debt ceiling on Thursday. This same bill had bipartisan support in the House after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin came to terms.

Left-leaning sources and right-leaning sources both reported similarly in this case, with some on right questioning why the bill wasn't a topic of the most recent Democratic debates.

Senate Passes Budget Bill

From the Center
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump’s endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies. The legislation passed by a 67-28 vote as Trump and his GOP allies relied on lots of Democratic votes to propel it over the finish line. Passage marked a drama-free solution to a worrisome set of looming Washington deadlines as both allies and adversaries of the president set aside ideology in exchange for relative...

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From the Right
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Before the end of the day, a budget-busting, deficit-hiking, $2.7 trillion spending deal will probably be on its way to President Donald Trump's desk, and he appears willing to sign it.

But you wouldn't know about that if you watched this week's Democratic primary debates.

The Senate is poised for a final vote on the budget deal later Thursday—the bill cleared the House with bipartisan support last week, after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin hammered out the details last month. The two-year, $2.7 trillion budget deal...

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From the Left
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(CNN)The Senate passed Thursday a massive budget deal that would stave off the looming threat of a potential default on US debt and prevent automatic spending cuts to domestic and military funding.

The a final vote was 67-28 and the bill will now go to President Donald Trump for his signature.
The vote followed days of grumbling from GOP senators about the cost of the package and uncertainty surrounding who will support it.
The agreement, negotiated between congressional leaders and the Trump administration, represents a significant bipartisan compromise...

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