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Pelosi Likes Spending Bill, Won't Vote For It

Pelosi Likes Spending Bill, Won't Vote For It
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By    |   Thursday, 08 February 2018 01:20 PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi admitted Thursday the spending agreement in the Senate is a "good bill" but that it won't have her vote.

"This agreement — which I fought very hard for many of the things that are in there — I think that it's a good bill," Pelosi said during a Capitol Hill news conference.

Pelosi then spoke about some of the details in the spending bill, including the fact that it will raise the national debt by $250 billion.

"Many of our priorities are in the bill," she said. "I have an unease with it and hope that the speaker will man up and decide that we in the House can also have what [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell guaranteed in the Senate, a vote on the floor.

"I'm pleased with the product, I'm not pleased with the process. … No, I won't [vote for it]."

Pelosi's comment about House Speaker Paul Ryan bringing up a floor vote was in regards to McConnell's promise that the Senate would take up an immigration bill next week.

The spending agreement struck between Senate leaders from both parties this week does not include anything about protecting people who have benefitted from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Pelosi spent more than 8 hours speaking on the House floor Wednesday in protest of that omission.

A spending agreement must pass in both houses of Congress before a Thursday night deadline. If nothing passes, the government will be shut down.

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