>> The U.S. House of Representatives, on Thursday, approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through September 30th. Despite a revolt by fiscal conservatives worried about what they called runaway spending. 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 Reuters politics editor Caren 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 quote, had to waste money on Dem giveaways in order to take care of military pay increase and new equipment.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer seeming pleased with the measure saying quote, from opioid funding to rural broadband and from student loans to child care, this bill puts workers and families first. 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, quote, refused to take care of DACA. Would have been so easy, but they just didn't care. The Democrats have 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.