United States govt. reopens after shutdown, clears major bill

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The Senate debated all through Thursday night on the 650-page spending plan created to keep the government running for 2 years, and voted to pass the bill in the early hours of Friday, with the deadline to shutdown already expired.

The Senate voted early Friday morning, before sending the bill to the House where its future was less certain.

Trump signed the measure without fanfare after it received final congressional approval in the early hours of Friday morning. "Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!" tweeted the President.

House members appeared to have reached a compromise for their legislation that expanded the military's budget, while also adding billions to the current national debt.

His dissent forced the brief government shutdown, underscoring the persistent inability of Congress and Trump to deal efficiently with Washington's fiscal obligation to keep the government open.

The bill is tied to a temporary six-week agreement to allow time for the deal to be enacted.

"Nobody wants a shutdown", Pelosi told the House moments before the vote.

The spending deal would increase domestic spending by $131 billion and defense spending by $165 billion over the next two years, provide almost $90 billion in disaster aid and suspend the debt limit for one year - until well after the midterm elections.

Finally around 5:30 a.m. ET on Friday, the House passed the budget deal by a margin of 240-186.

But some House Democrats, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, insisted they would vote against it unless they get assurance from Ryan to commit to a vote on immigration legislation. His caucus has formally opposed the deal.

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Zeldin wrote in a tweet late Thursday that "Our great nation simply can not afford the price tag on this Senate budget bill". Republicans want to lay out extra funds for the military, and Democrats are eager to put more into discretionary domestic programs. The delay in its passage began when Kentucky Republican Sen.

" There was no attempts to intimidate anybody or shame anybody", said Rep. John Yarmuth, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee.

Senate Democrats sparked a three-day partial government shutdown last month by filibustering a spending bill, seeking relief for "Dreamer" immigrants who've lived in the country illegally since they were children.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., filed a motion to end debate on the budget deal late Wednesday night. The House, nobody's sure if they have the votes, but they've haven't even gotten anything to move on yet.

"I know that there is a real commitment to solving the DACA challenge in both political parties". "We will bring a solution to the floor, one the president will sign". Others would work without getting paid at first.

On Tuesday, Trump embraced a government shutdown if Dems would not cave on tightening immigration laws.

Still, lawmakers' inability to keep open the government underpinning the world's largest economy pointed to acute legislative dysfunction that has paralyzed Congress and forced the government to operate on one short-term spending bill after another since the fiscal year began October 1. "Rand Paul voted for a tax bill that blew a $1.5 trillion hole in the budget", Sen.

"The hypocrisy is astounding", Paul said.

Looking exasperated and irritated, McConnell begged his home-state colleague to stop his dilatory tactics and offered to let him make his point with a procedural vote.

"We think when Democrats are in charge, the Republicans are the conservative party", Paul said in an interview on Fox News.

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