"Fiscal responsibility is a moral and national security imperative, but politicians in Washington have voted to spend money they know we don't have, sending the giant, insurmountable tab to our children and grandchildren".
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US President Donald Trump signed the bill, ending the government shutdown.
"When Rand Paul pulls a stunt like this, it easy to understand why it's hard to be Rand Paul's next door neighbor", Dent told Politico, referring to the neighbor who assaulted Paul a year ago. Why was he against the deal?
The US Senate cleared the way for crunch votes Thursday on a bipartisan deal to avert a looming government shutdown and raise federal spending limits for the next two years.
Although the budget was considered to be a fair compromise by the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senior Republican Senator from Kentucky and the Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the senior Democrat Senator from NY, it faced opposition by Rand.
Without some type of funding bill, the failure to agree on a new budget means the U.S. government has technically ran out of money. If Paul got an amendment, then every senator would want one. Senate just passed the budget deal.
Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who kept debate open on the floor of the Senate for much of Thursday evening to protest the massive increase in the debt.
United Nations calls for 'urgent worldwide action' to end violence in Afrin
Also on Saturday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that a Turkish military helicopter was "downed" in the Afrin operation. He said Turkey would respond harshly to the attack and that the "perpetrators" would pay a "heavy price" for the downing.
"I can't in all good honesty and all good faith just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits", he said. "I want people to feel uncomfortable".
There are calls for it to include protection for so-called Dreamers - young immigrants who came to the USA illegally as children - from deportation. This followed objections from Democrats over the absence of any immigration component and from fiscal conservatives over the sheer level of spending.
The bill was equally delayed in the House after Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., made an impassioned case to her colleagues this week to vote against a bipartisan measure negotiated by her Senate counterpart, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program past year.
Now, he said, negotiations can start on immigration policy. "Republicans and Democrats joined together to finally give our troops the resources and our generals the certainty to plan for the future", Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said.