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Trump Signs Deal to End Brief Shutdown

Friday - 09/02/2018 09:58
Senator Rand Paul on Thursday ahead of a budget vote in Washington. He held up the vote in a protest of government spending.
Speaker Paul D. Ryan arriving to vote on Friday. He expressed support for bringing a debate on immigration to the House floor. Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times
Speaker Paul D. Ryan arriving to vote on Friday. He expressed support for bringing a debate on immigration to the House floor. Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday morning signed into law a far-reaching budget deal that will boost spending by hundreds of billions of dollars and allow the federal government to reopen after a brief shutdown.

In an early morning tweet, Mr. Trump said he had signed the bill, adding “Our Military will now be stronger than ever before. We love and need our Military and gave them everything — and more.”

Mr. Trump’s signature came quickly after the House gave final approval early Friday to the deal, h ours after a one-man blockade by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky delayed the votes and forced the government to briefly close.

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