President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government offices were closed, anyway.
Just a few hours before the deadline, Paul took to the Senate floor to demand a vote on an amendment to keep budget caps in place, then launched into a filibuster that lasted into the small hours of the morning.
Paul used his clout as a senator to deny the unanimous consent needed for a speedy vote to protest $300bn in deficit-financed spending in a two-year bipartisan budget agreement.
Their fate was thrown into limbo last September after Trump rescinded Obama's immigration policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Democrats intensified their efforts to communicate they would hold firm in an effort to pressure Republicans to offer a commitment for a floor vote on immigration.
"We try to refrain from red lines and threats and any of that".
Funding to keep the federal government operating expires at midnight on Thursday, and thus it is expected that the budget deal will be approved before that.
"If you're against president (Barack) Obama's deficits, but you're for the Republican deficits, isn't that the very definition of hypocrisy?" he boomed, adding that he wants his fellow lawmakers "to feel uncomfortable" over the impasse.
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This week saw the inner workings - some would say dysfunction - of the US Congress fully on display, as the US slipped into its second government shutdown in three weeks following the failure to pass a funding Bill. "I didn't come up here to be liked". My theory is that they continue to drive up the military spending and push poorer people into unsafe conditions to indirectly give them little options besides to go into the military and put their lives at risk.
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. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he supports the bill and says we are risking the military with not having the funding.
"We will effectively shut down the federal government for no good reason", said Senator John Cornyn, as his requests to move to a vote were repeatedly rejected by Mr Paul. But it put Paul - and conservative complaints about the sweeping budget agreement negotiated this week by congressional leaders - in the spotlight. He also called the bill a "big victory" for the military.
Democrats abandoned their opposition after three days, allowing the Senate and House to pass a temporary spending bill on January 23.
According to Yahoo News, the Senate voted 71-to-28. "We will solve this DACA problem", he said.
None of the added spending in the newly approved budget will be offset by budget savings elsewhere or revenue increases, relying instead on government borrowing. Such debt limit votes are usually enormous headaches for GOP leaders, but the increase means another vote won't occur before March 2019. "I refuse to accept that in order to address our most urgent priorities we must leave hundreds of thousands of Dreamers behind".
That included $12.3 billion for the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency and ordered a more rapid buildup of the nation's missile defenses as North Korea has refused to back away from developing nuclear missiles capable of striking the United States.