Today, there's good news out of Washington, D.C. In a rare show of bipartisanship — the Senate managed to reach an agreement that keeps the government open for two years, not two weeks. The plan would boost military and non-defense spending by $300 billion and includes more than $80 billion in disaster relief. Though the House already passed its own spending bill, the Senate version still needs approval. House conservatives are expected to balk at the idea of raising the debt ceiling and Democrats say they're holding the line— no DACA, no deal. Chief of Staff John Kelly added his voice to the mix, calling Dreamers “lazy” and telling them that they “should have probably gotten off the couch and signed up.” What happened to the President urging unity at the State of the Union? And what’s next? Jim Braude was joined by Lauren Dezenski, a POLITICO reporter, freelance journalist Joanna Weiss, and State House News Reporter Andy Metzger to discuss.
Bipartisan Senate Deal Tested By Immigration Divisions In House
February 7, 2018