The latest from The Hill: House passes GOP budget bill as Trump seeks to make it more difficult for the Senate to approve it article The House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill Thursday that would spend $1 trillion over 10 years to fix the nation’s infrastructure, and that would help cover most of the $19 trillion needed to keep the U.S. from running out of money.
The legislation is expected to pass the Senate, which would then send the legislation to President Donald Trump for his signature.
The Senate has until April 28 to vote on the spending bill.
House Democrats, however, have said they will not support the spending measure unless it includes funding for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a $787 billion stimulus package signed by President George W. Bush in 2009.
Democrats say that the bill’s $800 billion over 10-year spending plan doesn’t adequately fund the $1 billion stimulus fund, which was designed to bring about economic recovery in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement that the legislation would only make it harder for Americans to recover from the pandemic.
“As Democrats, we have fought tooth and nail to protect and rebuild our country, and we will continue to do so to make sure we can rebuild our economy,” Pelosi said.
“Now is the time for Congress to work with the president and the American people to create a robust, robust, sustainable infrastructure package that keeps the American economy from collapsing, while ensuring that our nation can recover and build back up.
We have worked to build an infrastructure package so that we can get back to work.”
Democrats have said that Republicans have been slow to include any funding for Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico.
Republicans have argued that they will be able to get the funding if the administration passes a supplemental funding bill that includes $1,200 per household for the wall.
The House’s budget bill passed with 217 Democrats voting in favor and 217 Republicans voting against it.
It would provide $1tn in funding for projects that address the nation�s infrastructure needs and create jobs, while adding $1bn for the Pentagon and $500 million for the Transportation Security Administration.
The spending bill also includes $150 billion for border security, $1trillion for road, bridge, and other transportation projects and $50 billion for disaster relief.