Report: Shutdown Averted – Spending Deal Reached – $1.070 Trillion…

Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a gap budget to operate the federal government through September 30th, the end of fiscal year 2017.

According to some summary information the bridge spending bill is $1.070 trillion for the remaining five months of fiscal year 2017.

The budget allows for $1.5 billion for border security, but does not direct funds specifically for the U.S. Mexico border wall.  Additionally the budget provides $15 billion for military spending.  The National Institutes of Health will gain $2 billion toward medical research and community development grants, and extends health insurance benefits for coal miners.

The catchall spending bill was required because there is no annual budget in place and congress has not operated with a federal budget since fiscal year 2008.  President Trump has proposed a fiscal year 2018 budget and congress will be debating that spending proposal over the summer.  Fiscal Year 2018 begins October 1st.

New York Times report HERE

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385 Responses to Report: Shutdown Averted – Spending Deal Reached – $1.070 Trillion…

  1. Billy Dunn says:

    The good people of Wisconsin who re elected that America hating ,corrupt and bought out slimeball Paul Ryan are having a big part in the destruction of our country.
    If there is no money and not even a fight in Sept. for Wall money, we will know for sure we have been led down the primrose path.
    IT BETTER NOT HAPPEN !
    MAGA

    Liked by 8 people

    • Replace Ryan with Nehlen 2018!!!!

      Liked by 12 people

      • agentcommonsense says:

        Yes and if the vote wasn’t rigged we could do that. Executive order throw out the voter rolls and start over with ID required, paper ballots only and no provisional ballots allowed. Ryan got 89 percent of the vote against Nehlen. Pffffft come on that is insane

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        Replace this CR with actual Trump Agenda compliance.

        Taxpayers are getting fleeced again. We voted to end funding of PP, we voted to stop the import of unvetted refugees, we voted to shut down the existing EPA and rebuild it with something that works for us instead of a body of unelected tyrants forcing their will onto our farms, homes and places of business.

        Instead, we’re funding all of the above, business as usual, and a whole bunch more. We voted for The Wall but not a dime is allocated.

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        • kokopuf says:

          Y’all are going to call me a troll but it sure looks like Trump folded on this CR. Not much fight for the Wall, against PP, Sanctuary Cities, etc. Trump also has backed away from the exec orders on immigration after everyone saying just wait until Gorsuch is confirmed. I have been on the Trump Train since early on, and I have no intention of jumping off now but I am concerned. And let’s be honest, who read the articles about the CR and did not feel let down?

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        • Deborah Leggin says:

          Where is the financing of the Wall/border fence? What about the deportation force? What about the increased military spending minus the social spending. Why are we still funding Planned Parenthood? 99% of the EPA is funded, Where is the cuts in spending to the sanctuary cities? This Budget sucks and does not even begin to do what was promised. How is this a positive compromise?
          Again Chucky Shumer is smiling and the republicans buckle like they don’t even have a grip on things. Vote this budget down and start getting real with you promises!!!! Time to get real rather than give up!!!

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    • MfM says:

      Ryan has a campaign chest of around $5-6 MILLION dollars. Nenlan is the only one who has tried to go against him, so at least he starts ahead of anyone else because he has local and national name recognition.

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      • agentcommonsense says:

        Ryan’s district one has only 350.000. voters and he acts like he is second only to the President. I wonder why Ryan was so easily elected as GOP leader ? And the second time it was unanimous .. The whole lot of them rotten to the core.. What special interest is running the show ? The special interest that is only interested in destroying America and wiping out all young men who live in the fly over states by starting a bogus war .

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    • Ron says:

      Folks I have to disagree, if we replace Ryan they’ll just replace him with some other squish like Boehner before him. Ryan is mallieable and everybody knows he’s a loser. The longer Ryan stays in, the more we’ll get out of him.

      Now if you can primary him, great. We tried that though and it didn’t happen, so outside of that we don’t want some other Squish being Speaker because they will then have no baggage! Ryan has an entire caboose of baggage by this point, and Trump can put the screws to him for years because of Ryan’s failures.

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    • agentcommonsense says:

      I am not so sure the good people of Wisconsin district one really did re elect Ryan (rigged). He got like 90 percent of the vote and that is really suspicious. Plus I read local Janesville local papers sometimes to see what comments say and they have a lot of anger for Ryan even before this un-American show he is displaying by road blocking our President at every turn

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    • quintrillion says:

      Throw them all out! They all voted for RINO Uniparty OMNIBUS Ryan to be speaker and the demon dems loved it.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Howie says:

      When the president signs it does that mean he is part of this? Veto it.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Howie says:

      He is a good politician. Once he is bought, he stays bought.

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    • If they don’t start building a border wall by 2018 the republicans will lose the House and take a beating in senate elections in November 2018. If the democrats take the House, then in January 2019 Trump will face articles of impeachment in the House.

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    • V.Lombardi says:

      I think we already know we are and will be cheated. Also, notice that this site is soft on Pablo Ryan. That’s a HUGE hint. This site pulled in thinking conservatives, obtained loyalty, and is now deep in rationalization. It’s a setup to justify erasing most of Trump’s agenda. The author is very intelligent and clever. I do not need to read in detail chapters I – V to understand what is going on here.

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  2. ajudicator says:

    Has anybody seen an assessment of whether Congress would have the votes (aka, stupidity) to override a possible veto by President Trump?

    Liked by 6 people

    • Uncle Max says:

      I wish Trump would veto this pos. He’s gonna have this EXACT showdown in September, he might as well have it right now. He will get promises all summer and then a crap-sandwich in September and the Donks are gonna threaten to shut it all down and the GOPe and the media will exclaim, Trump can’t do this so close to the 2018 election!!! Just watch.

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    • Howie says:

      They do but do not want to have to expose themselves. They will if he vetoes. A trillion times.

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  3. Trumpfan1 says:

    Time to call for the head of paul ryan.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. trapper says:

    In football terms, we are less than 4 minutes into the first quarter. So we punted one. No big deal. Lots of football left.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Your football analogy is right on.
      Score is 7 – 0 TRUMP, touchdown with the Gorsuch appointment. Punted on healthcare reform and again with this continuing resolution. Our young team is just getting warmed up and have the DC lifers back on their heels.
      Drain the swamp.
      M A G A

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    • davsel says:

      However, our team has many more players on the field, so why are they not walking into the end zone?

      Liked by 2 people

      • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

        Timeout huddle. 🙂 Have to follow the rules as set up by the swamprat referees. The Rs have a deep bench but each team can only have 11 players on the field at one time. Resume the battle and start the clock with 8 minutes to go in the 1st Quarter.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      A punt puts the next few plays deep in enemy territory. If, as Mr. Trump is, you’re playing against a formidable defense (wall of entropy), but a weak offense (see SD’s previous postings about K Street’s disarray), it’s likely as not that Team T can gain and maybe even score shortly following a “punt.”

      Smoothing out the lumps/instilling complacency in enemies and getting much more of PDJT’s team in place before all out war on the swamp launches is probably good, cold anger strategy. By the time the 2018 budget hits, the slope of the field may have changed substantially in Team T’s favor.

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  5. Carrie says:

    Trump had better veto this, stat!! Trump is a negotiator, i see nothing in this bill that benefits his promises. What is going on?

    Liked by 7 people

    • Sandra-VA says:

      It is a stop gap until the real budget in September. Hold your fire until then…

      Liked by 6 people

      • booger71 says:

        This in reality, is just a continuation of Obama’s budget anyway.(that is if they had actually passed one during the last 8 years.)

        Liked by 1 person

      • trapper says:

        Exactly! Trump can’t fix decades of mismanagement in just a few months, and everything can’t be first on the list. Some things will have to wait a bit, and with illegal border crossings slowed to a trickle, the wall can be fourth on the list behind Obamacare repeal, tax reform, and a budget.

        I know, we are so used to being lied to that we are hyper-suspicious and quick to anger. Patience. He’ll get us there.

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      • Howie says:

        There will be no ‘real’ budget in September I bet.

        Liked by 1 person

      • farmhand1927 says:

        What changes in September? Congress will be in full bore reelection mode. They refuse to work to get the President’s fiscal initiatives in place now, what makes you think they’ll play ball if they get away with this one?

        Liked by 3 people

        • trapper says:

          What changes in September? Well, maybe a fully confirmed cabinet, new staff hires several layers deep, and the reports from all agencies for how to reduce their staffs is due in September.

          And if congress critters think they can go back to the same old playbook of doing nothing in an election year, well, they have forgotten about the Trump rallies and a president who is not shy about calling you out by name. The thought of a Trump rally called in the biggest venue in YOUR district to specifically hold YOU to account must wake some of them up at night with cold sweats.

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      • kokopuf says:

        Nothing is going to be different in September. Same Congress and no wall. Spineless Republicans folding like cheap suits, and making excuses.

        Liked by 4 people

        • mimbler says:

          I used to think they were spineless, but now I believe they are brazenly defying the majority of Americans and the president those Americans elected.

          Some combination of money and/or blackmail is controlling their actions,
          Mike

          Liked by 2 people

  6. Carrie says:

    Repub president, house, senate, and this is what we get? Absolutely unacceptable!!

    Liked by 6 people

  7. GumboPot says:

    Anyone here call or write their rep. b/c the bill does not direct funds specifically for the U.S. Mexico border wall? I did.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Rainy says:

      My congressman is Ritchie Neal 😢and my Senators are Markey and ELIZABETH WARREN!!!!! I stopped calling them a long time ago because talking with the snarkey people that answer their phones is as frustrating and maddening as listening to Upchuck Toad or 😝😝😝 Jake Tapped!!!
      The only one I do call so State Rep Don Humminson.

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      • dayallaxeded says:

        Sorry, but not sorry. I get your angst, but now you need to make sure they do, even moreso. They clearly have their own agendas, but they are still elected represenatives and you are one of their constituents. They need to know that many, even if not a majority now, of their constituents want a different approach and that they/you are paying attention and will call them out, when you have a chance. Just whining that your reps are overwhelmingly progzis doesn’t absolve or neuter you. It just means you live in an area with too many idiots and not enough natural selection going on–yet.

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    • WV Hillbilly says:

      Here is what I sent to the worthless Alex Mooney.
      Representative Mooney;
      I know this is asking a lot, but I wonder if you or perhaps a member of your staff could help me out. Earlier today, I saw one of your fellow Hillary’s Favorite Congressmen (HFC) members on the fake news site CNN (Criminal News Network) talking about the Uni-Party’s new Spending Plan. As I am neither a millionaire nor a resident of Ohio, he will not accept a message from me. So i thought you or someone on your staff could pass on a message for me. Please let him know the string your puppet master,
      Donohue uses to control his left leg is looking a little frayed. We wouldn’t want it to break live on the air would we? I see the strings Congressman. The plan is to let all the Democrat wing of the uni-Party and just enough of the Republican wing of the Uni-Party support the plan to pass it and the rest of the R wing can claim they opposed it. Everybody sees the stings now. It wont work, The Wall will be built. You Failed!
      Every time you swamp creatures pull one of Donohue’s tricks, more people see the strings. Once they see the stings, they can’t unsee them. Nothing Donohue and the rest send you onto the stage of their Kabuki theater to play act, is going to stop the wall. Mexico is paying for it after all. Like you and Rep. Jordan, the Uni Party is done.

      Liked by 3 people

  8. mustang4176 says:

    Budget wise….same old, same old.

    Hold your fire/outrage?….how many years have we been told that by Rino’s???

    This is Not PTrump’s doing.

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Pf Mahan says:

    Looks Like Trump is already folding on issues, SAD

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  10. jefcool64 says:

    Concern trolls out in force again.

    If the swamp could be drained in a hundred days it would have been done already. Give them some rope while you bleed them dry elsewhere. We are winning, no amount of stop signs is stopping this one way road to MAGA.

    Liked by 2 people

    • GumboPot says:

      Call your rep. Keep up the pressure. Let them know the ruse they are trying to pull over your eyes. If you don’t you/we will ensure that no border wall gets built.

      They don’t want a border wall.

      Remember the border wall is not for presidents who enforce immigration laws. Border walls are for future open/lax border presidents. A physical barrier funnels migrants to one location and makes border patrol’s job easier. That makes future open/lax border presidents job of providing cheap labor to corporations and federal grant money to NGOs processing migrants more difficult.

      Liked by 1 person

      • yy4u says:

        GumboPot — I’d venture to say we don’t have any Reps or Senators. They may not be part of the UniParty when they get to DC but if they don’t go along to get along they suddenly find themselves back home and being one of us — a citizen without a representative. My state has two senators on paper but in reality, DC is their constituency. They’ll screw VA in a heartbeat if Schumer tells them to.

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      • Gumbo, you need to stay here bud and get away from the lightweights at TD. They’re only good for mocking, that’s about it.

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        • GumboPot says:

          Appreciate it. My brother tells me the exact same thing (he doesn’t post here but reads the site regularly..you introduced me to CTH and I introduced it to him…It’s now a daily regular for both of us). However I feel like I need to interject some counterpoints to my LSU brethren (not all of course)…especially info sourced from here.

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      Of course we’re winning on several levels but some aren’t comfy sitting back, yet again, while the Republican controlled Congress gets rolled by the Dem’s, big donors and media. For example, Ryan/House could have drastically cut funding for refugee resettlement and HB-1 visa expansion but they caved. Know why? Because they don’t want to stop refugee resettlement. They take money from people that want those HB-1 foreign workers because they work cheaper. They didn’t defund the abortion mills inside PP clinics because they’re scared of the Pink Pussy Hat Brigade and yet, those women hate them anyway.

      The Swamp wasn’t going to be drained in 100 days and yes, we’re winning on alot of things but I remember hearing our President say many times after he was elected that he can’t do all this alone. He told us, the Deplorables, that we would have to work hard and fight right along with him if we’re to get things done. He said the work to MAGA was far from over and he asked for our help. Some took that seriously.

      We, the Deplorables, are all President Trump has and he’s all we have. For those giving their elected officials as pass on this, giving up because they don’t listen anyway, or they’ll get squeezed at some future point, etc., have at it. Sit back, relax and expect the genius of our President to fight every single battle alone. Sure, he can do it eventually but why allow Congress to assume all’s well on the home front? If Democrats had bucked and obstructed Obama the way the Repub’s are doing to President Trump, his voters would have gone ballistic on their rep’s.

      To those that say it’s all good, let Congress have their way again, it’s no big deal that they lie and deliberately work against the man we worked so hard to get elected, you’re more than entitled to your position. Just because there are some that aren’t 100% behind your passive attitude while Congress kicks us to the curb again, doesn’t mean all are ‘trolls’ or anti-Trump people. In my case, nothing could be further from the truth which you’d know if you follow my comments.

      “If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking.” General George Patton

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      • Beverly says:

        Absolutely right. The only, ONLY reserve of power that President Trump has is CITIZENS’ POWER. We, the People of these United States, need to get our boots on and SADDLE UP.

        We’ve allowed our “representatives” to guard our henhouse for too long: they’re in there killing and eating everything in sight, and we need to Raid That Henhouse.

        Question is, What, specifically, can we the Citizens do to throw our weight into the fight? Electing “representatives” is necessary, but clearly it isn’t sufficient. We need to show up at town halls, bug the living daylights out of the Swamp Critters, etc.

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  11. amr632 says:

    Ryan is one of the few that has proposed for years solutions for our budgetary problems. One may not like them, but for those like me, they present something to start the conversation with just like the President’s proposed budget. Those non-liberals that hate Ryan’s supposed failures I’d bet have never tried to heard cats; i.e. Republicans. If those people want Democratic type lemmings running over any policy cliff they see within the GOP, they would regret it. No new ideas spring from talking points and truly democratic governance is very, very messy. Listening to anyone’s talking points is not worth one’s time, IMO. Reading details of the proposals are worthwhile for decision making and for writing comments on blogs.

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    • yy4u says:

      I agree on principle amr632 and a Democrat is worse than a Republican if not in ideology but in effectiveness (all are in the same uniparty). Even in the minority, the Democrats still run things because the media are all Democrats. Obama could have nuked England, murdered Ryan and McConnell on the front lawn of the White House at High Noon with all cameras running, put every Republican in a concentration camp, given citizenship and residency to every person in Mexico, not allowed white men to go to college, ditched the Constitution and adopted Sharia Law and the media would still have supported him. We don’t need to get rid of Ryan so much as we need to defang the fake/liberal/leftists mainstream media. If people knew the truth about what’s going on there wouldn’t be any problem with Ryan or McConnell or any of the fake Republicans because they wouldn’t be afraid of their own shadows. Donald Trump may have arrived too late.

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  12. Donna in Oregon says:

    I totally support President Trump. Read all of Sundance’s posts about the Swamp. Looking back at the Omnibus, this is progress.

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  13. freddy says:

    My blood pressure is still high from stuff Ryan did a few years ago. He’s been at it for some time. This is not disappointing nor should we wait it’s only the first quarter. That is all BS. Ryan has to be attacked and removed. How many times does a guy spit in your face before you slug him back. These people are once again taking advantage of our hard work to get the GOP into office. These are weezels with no redeeming factors and it’s time not to whine and go after Ryan with gusto…I hate this guy and tired of him thwarting our direction and desires. He has to go so lets concentrate on that. Don’t tell me patience it’s been years now…………Ryan is why I voted Trump……

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  14. Not concerned, 3 months is not enough time to turn the tanker around. PDJT is on this, by next year he will have this figured out.He will have his budget and it will be YUGE ……

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  15. james23 says:

    I think November 2018 is going to be a very difficult time for the GOP…bloodbath looming.

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  16. uptothere says:

    Trump has to get the people after our elected Representatives and Senators. We’re tired of this business as usual baloney. Trump also needs to hold these people accountable for the lack of legislative accomplishments. Good grief!

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  17. It will.pass without a veto, guaranteed. No matter how many free passes, or times looking away from reality, or chess/checker playing techniques, or “it’s all part of the big plan” excuses, this bill will fund what many of us voted against.

    Absolutely livid.

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    • Howie says:

      The uniparty in all its glory will be exposed in September. Trump will prolly veto the Croneybus CR bill and they will over ride him to get at the LOOT.

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  18. Mike diamondm says:

    President trump is doing a good job,Obama never cared about our economy,he tried to give it all to Iran!

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  19. To the pearl clutchers and hand wringers, Pearl Clutchers Gulch is down the hall and to the left at Free Republic.

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  20. Steven Hitt says:

    The paper Trump wrote down his promised agenda is turning a bit yellow!! Let’s hope this is reversible.

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