Trump signs USA budget bill to end government shutdown

President Trump signs budget deal passed overnight by Congress

Congress votes to end brief government shutdown

The House of Representatives approved a major budget deal early Friday morning, ending a brief government shutdown overnight and sending the measure to the President for his signature.

As she was leaving the Senate floor Friday night after the Senate voted to pass a budget deal and fund government into March, Maine Republican Sen. But both Democratic liberals and GOP tea party forces swung against the plan, raising questions about its chances just a day before the latest government shutdown deadline.

As a result of this bill, the budget caps instituted in 2011 are history and there will be $300 billion in new military and domestic spending and $100 billion in "emergency" spending to provide relief to victims of recent hurricanes and natural disasters.

The House voted 240-186 to technically "re-open" the government after GOP Sen.

The California congresswoman has called for the bill to include protection against deportation for "dreamers", young immigrants who entered the United States with their parents illegally as children. And because the deficit under Donald Trump is already spiraling out of control, any responsible Democrat would either have to jack up taxes or dramatically scale back his or her ambitions, all the while Republican opponents decry the rising deficits and demand massive spending cuts. GOP Sen. Rand Paul to blocked a vote on the bill for six hours, causing the brief shutdown as the vote slipped past midnight.

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 lifts defense sequestration caps the Obama administration placed on the Pentagon.

But the deficit spending in the bill will add more red ink to Washington's balance sheet and further underscore a shift in Republican thinking that Paul was trying to draw attention to.

Senate leaders remained confident all along that the spending deal would pass easily in the end, and it did.

Mr Trump's signature brought an end to a partial government shutdown - or closure of federal agencies - that had been triggered in the early hours of yesterday as Congress was still debating the budget deal. That omission largely explains why a quarter of Senate Democrats and two-thirds of House Democrats voted no, and why immigration now because the next battle.

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Then it was the House's turn to sign off on the legislation.

Just signed Bill. Our Military will now be stronger than ever before.

The Republican Party was once known for fiscal conservatism, but congressional Republicans and Trump are now quickly expanding the US budget deficit and its $20 trillion national debt.

The deal, the fifth temporary funding measure for the fiscal year that began October 1, replenishes federal coffers until March 23, giving lawmakers more time to write a full-year budget.

"I don't want to just risk a veto", Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday.

The $90 billion in disaster aid would bring the total appropriated in the wake of last year's hurricane season to nearly $140 billion.

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Pelosi chose not to vote for the plan even as she lauded the plan as very good for the party, but she didn't push other House Dems to vote with her. While the legislation sets out broad budget numbers for the next two fiscal years, lawmakers face yet another deadline on March 23 - giving congressional appropriators time to write a detailed bill doling out funding to government agencies.

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