US House passes budget deal, ending government shutdown

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If after that time lawmakers can't agree on a long-term deal, the government could face another shutdown.

"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".

How long was the government shutdown? .

US President Donald Trump signed the bill, ending the government shutdown.

"When Rand Paul pulls a stunt like this, it easy to understand why it's hard to be Rand Paul's next door neighbor", Dent told Politico, referring to the neighbor who assaulted Paul a year ago. Why was he against the deal?

The US Senate cleared the way for crunch votes Thursday on a bipartisan deal to avert a looming government shutdown and raise federal spending limits for the next two years.

Although the budget was considered to be a fair compromise by the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senior Republican Senator from Kentucky and the Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the senior Democrat Senator from NY, it faced opposition by Rand.

Without some type of funding bill, the failure to agree on a new budget means the U.S. government has technically ran out of money. If Paul got an amendment, then every senator would want one. Senate just passed the budget deal.

Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who kept debate open on the floor of the Senate for much of Thursday evening to protest the massive increase in the debt.

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"I can't in all good honesty and all good faith just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits", he said. "I want people to feel uncomfortable".

The bill has the support of the White House, which has highlighted both the increase in military funding as well as infrastructure.

The text of the deal, stretching more than 600 pages, was released late Wednesday night, revealing provisions large and small that would go far beyond the basic budget numbers.

There are calls for it to include protection for so-called Dreamers - young immigrants who came to the USA illegally as children - from deportation. This followed objections from Democrats over the absence of any immigration component and from fiscal conservatives over the sheer level of spending.

He from the floor noted that Republicans expressed worry and fear over rising deficit under President Barack Obama but none of that under Trump.

The bill was equally delayed in the House after Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., made an impassioned case to her colleagues this week to vote against a bipartisan measure negotiated by her Senate counterpart, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program past year.

Now, he said, negotiations can start on immigration policy. "Republicans and Democrats joined together to finally give our troops the resources and our generals the certainty to plan for the future", Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said.

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