House to vote on budget deal Thursday

House to vote on budget deal Thursday
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Democrats will bring a bipartisan deal to raise spending caps and suspend the debt ceiling to a House vote on Thursday, House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerOmar says US should reconsider aid to Israel Liberal Democrat eyes aid cuts to Israel after Omar, Tlaib denied entry Lawmakers blast Trump as Israel bars door to Tlaib and Omar MORE (D-Md.) said Wednesday.

The vote will be among the last the House takes before leaving town for a six-week August recess. 
 
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The Senate is expected to take up the vote next week, before it begins its own recess. 
 
The legislation would head off a potential debt default and steep spending cuts.
 
President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE announced the deal on Twitter on Monday, but has faced pressure from conservatives to disavow it. When compared to the potential spending cuts, the deal would add $320 billion to federal spending over two years.
 
Among Democrats, questions remained as to whether progressives would object to increased defense spending, or fiscal conservatives would object to the deficit-financed spending.
 
But Democrats said that the deal was well-received during a morning caucus presentation by the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on the legislation.
 
"We had a whole presentation from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on how good this deal was, how far above expectations it was, what a great negotiator our Speaker is. No one stood up at all to oppose it," said Rep. Jan SchakowskyJanice (Jan) Danoff SchakowskyLawmakers jump-start talks on privacy bill The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller testimony gives Trump a boost as Dems ponder next steps On The Money: House to vote on budget deal Thursday | US, China resuming trade talks next week | Mnuchin backs DOJ tech antitrust probe MORE (D-Ill.), a progressive who intends to vote for it.
 
Speaking to reporters, Hoyer declined to predict a vote count, but said it would easily pass.
 
“We’re going to have a majority of votes,” he said.
 
Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaKing incites furor with abortion, rape and incest remarks San Jose mayor proposes mandatory liability insurance for gun owners Democrats give cold shoulder to Warren wealth tax MORE (D-Calif.), a leading progressive who has staunchly opposed large increases to defense spending, said Wednesday that he would vote for the deal.
 
"This deal isn’t perfect but includes $100B more for domestic priorities," he tweeted.
 
"I'll vote yes but will fight to reduce defense spending in approps. Every dem should recognize that the Budget Control Act was awful policy & should pledge not to arbitrarily handcuff a future Dem President," he added.
 
— Updated 12:30 p.m.