House legislators agreed Thursday on a budget and debt deal that President Trump approved, though most Republicans voted against the package.
Although the government is not funded, the measure would prevent a further closure of the government by allowing the Ministry of Finance to borrow freely, pay the government's bills, and consolidate recent budgetary gains for military and domestic programs.
The move would address two major issues on Washington's agenda: raising the debt limit by 2021 to prevent US default, and setting total spending limits to prevent automatic spending cuts of $ 125 billion for military and domestic programs are carried out 1
The measure was approved by 284-149 votes with overwhelming approval of the Democrats. In all, 219 Democrats voted Yes, 65 Republicans Yes, 132 Republicans No and 16 Democrats No.
Democrats were in favor of legislation, while many Conservatives of the House of Representatives generally opposed not doing enough to reduce the deficit
Despite this, President Trump tweeted after the vote "I'm glad me to let you know that the house passed our budget 284-149, great for our military and veterinarians, a big thank you! "
"We are pleased that our increase in the budget for non-defense purposes will actually exceed the defense parity by $ 10 billion over the next two years," said House Spokesperson Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Along with Secretary of State Steven Mnuchin officiated the main architect of the measure.
"And we are pleased to say that since the presidency took office, we have raised more than US $ 100 billion in budget ceilings for domestic priorities," she added. 19659003] "House republicans should support TWO YES An AR BUDGET AGREEMENT that greatly helps our military and our veterinarians. "Trump tweeted on Thursday before. "I am completely with you!"
Other GOP legislators praised the bill as an imperfect but necessary result of the shared power relationship in Washington.
"The alternatives are very, very bad," said Rep. Kay Granger of Texas, the supreme Republican on the Appropriations Committee.
The House separately defeated an attempt by Rep. Thomas Massie to modify the title of the legislation of "The Bipartisan Budget Act" in "The Kick the Can Down the Road Act", 384-47.
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The bill is expected to be submitted to the Senate for approval before it is sent to President Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will consider the plan next week.
Chad Pergram of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.