>> With government funding set to run out by this weekend, US lawmakers raced to reveal a new $1.3 trillion spending bill. Which, if passed by the House and Senate by midnight Friday, averts a government shutdown and keeps many federal agencies and programs humming through September. So who got what?
President Trump touting his $1.6 billion gain for more border security this year. But much of what he asked for in his January State of the Union address, like other immigration programs and massive funding for infrastructure, fell way short, says Reuter's Politics Editor, Karen Bohan.>> Some of those proposals were wrapped into this budget bill, but they're far more modest than what the President was talking about.
For example, there is no big 1 trillion infrastructure program. There is some money for highways and roads, but it's a modest amount of money.>> But he did score the largest increase in defense spending in 15 years. Adding, had to waste money on Dem giveaways in order to take care of military pay increase and new equipment.
>> They're Americans->> Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer seeming pleased with the measure, saying, from opioid funding to rural broadband, and from student loans to child care, this bill puts families and workers first. Some conservative Republicans like Representative Mark Walker, balking at the total price tag, saying, quote, it is imperative that we curb Washington's out of control spending addiction, complaining the bill will add to budget deficits.
One still unresolved issue? The fate of young, undocumented immigrants, protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Trump blaming Democrats, tweeting, they refused to take care of DACA. Would have been so easy, but they just didn't care. The Democrats had pushed several times for DACA legislation on prior spending bills under consideration.
This time they were offered a short term deal to keep DACA recipients in the US. Something House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democrats rejected.>> Let me just say that I'm more