I am pleased to announce the House has passed our budget deal 284-149. Great for our Military and our Vets. A big thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2019
I am pleased to announce that a deal has been struck with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy – on a two-year Budget and Debt Ceiling, with no poison pills….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2019
House Republicans should support the TWO YEAR BUDGET AGREEMENT which greatly helps our Military and our Vets. I am totally with you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2019
If the deal is good enough for the Pentagon and Wall Street, it must be good enough for the rest of us. Blompf has learned his lesson after losing the shutdown fight.
“President Donald Trump chose the pragmatist over the rabble-rousers.
In deciding who would lead the White House in budget and debt-ceiling negotiations with Capitol Hill, the president learned a lesson from his embarrassing government shutdown earlier this year: Brush aside the budget hawks in his own party, including acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, and focus on minimizing any drama heading into an election year. …
“The president asked Mnuchin to negotiate a deal. And Mnuchin went to Pelosi saying, ‘How much is it going to cost me to get a debt limit increase past the election?’’’ one former senior administration official said sarcastically. “He doesn’t care about the cost. Wall Street is happy. The defense folks are happy. That’s good enough.” “
$738 billion for the military in FY 2020. This is the most bloated military budget yet. This budget is all about ending the Obama military cuts which were negotiated back in the Tea Party era. As for immigration, there are no “poison pills” in the agreement to prevent the Democrats from signing off on it. Business as usual in Washington will continue through the election.