Trump threatens to veto spending bill

The president of the United States, Donald Trump has threatened to dismiss the spending bill on immigration which was passed by Congress on Thursday. This has actually given rise to the menace of another shutdown of the government. Total spending is estimated to be about 1.3 trillion dollars which was passed by the Senate as the total budget bill as the leaders of the Republican Party rush to avoid the situation of a shutdown. In a tweet by the US president on Friday morning cited that the lack of measures on immigration in the budget of 1.3 trillion dollars which passed the House and the Senate on Thursday after the release of 2,232 pages of text to the lawmakers in spite of the strong opposition from groups.

If there is no new funding from the federal government a partial shutdown which is set to be the third such closure in three months. This move from Trump was actually a complete reversal from the statements from the White House that were issued on Thursday. Mick Mulvaney who is the head of Office of Management and Budget was present at the White House and speaking insisted that Trump supported the bill. Mulvaney told reporters that the president of the United States is ready to sign the bill. Some of the top supporters of Trump made a note that the White House did not consider the spending the bill to be an ideal one which consisted of a lot of items. In an addition to this, the bill contained a lot of compromises as well.

The bill would be boosting up spending on the military and at the same time would take some actions regarding gun control. But the bill does not include protection for the young migrants who are undocumented and were brought to the country as children known as the Dreamers. These undocumented migrants were previously protected under an act during the time when Barack Obama was President of the United States known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The budget of the bill includes about 1.6 billion dollars for barriers on the southern border but it is not at all authorized for being used on the wall prototypes which Donald Trump viewed recently in the state of California. The presidential campaign of Donald Trump made the wall on the border of the United States and Mexico a signature issue where the candidate repeatedly promised that Mexico would be paying for it.

January 16, 2022 - 18:45
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