House Speaker Paul Ryan thinks his chamber will not be the one to cause a government shutdown.
The Wisconsin Republican said Thursday he believes the House will contain the votes to pass a massive bipartisan budget deal announced by Senate leaders on Wednesday. Opposition quickly mounted to the plan inside the House on both sides of the aisle.
“I think we will get This particular done. I feel Great about the item,” Ryan said in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt.
Government funding will lapse for the second time in less than a month if Congress cannot pass a funding bill by midnight Thursday. The Senate is usually required to take the first step toward avoiding a shutdown inside the afternoon, then send legislation to the House.
The budget deal could boost spending on military as well as domestic programs by roughly $300 billion over two years. the item could also extend the debt ceiling as well as authorize about $70 billion in aid for last year’s string of natural disasters.
Entering Thursday, opposition on both sides of the aisle threatened to sink the budget agreement inside the House. Some conservatives railed against the spending increases. Some Democrats, meanwhile, said they could oppose the bill unless Ryan committed to an open floor debate on legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants via deportation.
“Part of the item depends on the Democrats, This particular is usually a bipartisan bill,” Ryan told Hewitt about getting the support needed to pass the item. “the item’s going to need bipartisan support. We are going to deliver our share of support. I feel very Great about Republicans.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., spoke for more than eight hours on the House floor Wednesday in support of the young immigrants. The Senate will have an open amendment process on an immigration bill next week, as well as she sought a similar assurance.
Ryan said he wants to bring up a bill to put the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program into law after the budget gets passed.
“To anyone who doubts my intention to solve This particular problem as well as bring up a DACA as well as immigration reform bill: do not,” he told reporters later Thursday.
However, he did not yield to Pelosi’s demand.
“We will bring a solution to the floor, one which the president will sign, we must pass This particular budget agreement first though in order which we can get onto which,” he said.
PresidentDonald Trumptweeted praise for the budget deal on Wednesday.
Earlier This particular week, Trump said he could “love” to see a shutdown if Democrats do not get behind his immigration demands, which include major restrictions on legal immigration.