Trump signs budget deal, government to reopen

President Donald Trump is making the case on Twitter for electing more Republicans to Congress after signing a $400 billion spending plan. President Donald Trump signed a crucial funding bill today, ending the second U.S. government shutdown in three weeks.

"As a strong supporter of our military and their families, I know we are all beyond thankful for the sacrifices our military make on behalf of our country every day", Veasey said in a statement.

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, introduced bills in their respective chambers to prevent federal money from being used to fund the demonstration of military strength proposed by the president.

He calls the spending plan a "BIG VICTORY for our Military, but much waste in order to get Dem votes". We love and need our Military and gave them everything - and more. The budget bill "also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!"

A second official said White House employees were expected to come to work as usual.

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Trump tweeted this morning he had signed the bill, writing the USA military "will now be stronger than ever before".

The Office of Personnel Management, which manages the federal workforce, had posted an alert on its website that stated there was a "lapse in appropriations". Rand Paul stood before the Senate to lambast the spending bill's increase of deficits.

The Senate also approved the measure earlier on Friday morning.

The House narrowly passed a sweeping bipartisan budget accord Friday morning, ending an hours-long government shutdown and clearing a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs.

President Donald Trump congratulated Congress for passing a two-year budget agreement on Friday, painting the massive bill as a win for the military.

  • Adam Floyd