Trump signs budget bill to reopen government

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Passage is all but assured in the Senate, but House leadership faces a hard road in moving the budget bill through the chamber. However, the procedure can be bypassed with an agreement from all 100 senators - but Paul would not join the gang.

Paul objected to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's, R-Ky., request for consent to hold the vote at 6 p.m.

US government funding lapsed Friday as Congress' efforts to pass a spending bill fizzled out in the Senate for the second time in less than a month.

The spending package provides for a $300 billion boost in military and non-military spending over the next two years as well as tens of billions for disaster relief.

The shutdown may well be temporary, but can only end when the package is approved by both houses of Congress and signed by President Trump.

"The reason I'm here tonight is to put people on the spot", Paul said on the Senate floor.

The budget bill raises military and domestic spending by nearly $300 billion over the next two years.

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While Mr. Paul's performance in the Senate strained the patience of his colleagues, he focussed on the same concern that caused so many House Republicans to oppose the bill - deficit spending.

Congressional Democrats are hoping to renew protections for almost 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States as children illegally.

While Schumer and the Democrats yielded on the DACA issue, Republican leaders gave assurances that overhauling America's immigration system remains high on their agenda.

House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi spoke for more than eight hours, the longest continuous speech on the House floor in well over a century.

The brief shutdown follows a three-day shutdown last month that came about because of numerous same spending and social issues.

"Fiscal responsibility is a moral and national security imperative, but politicians in Washington have voted to spend money they know we don't have, sending the giant, insurmountable tab to our children and grandchildren". "Every one of those republicans complained about President Obama's deficits and yet now we have them out there bragging and pushing and doing everything they can to get their trillion dollar deficit through". House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) secured 73 Democratic votes to assure passage.

"Perhaps as early as this morning, the president of the United States might sign that meaning the American people can wake up today with confidence", said Texas Republican Sen.


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