Trump signs budget deal, ending government shutdown

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WASHINGTON (CBS) President Trump signed a bipartisan, $400 billion budget agreement, ending a brief government shutdown that began just after midnight Friday.

He tweeted: "Just signed Bill. Our Military will now be stronger than ever before. We love and need our Military and gave them everything - and more. First time this has happened in a long time. Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!"

The Senate approved the bill in the early morning hours, pushed past the deadline because of a long protest over the cost of the deal by Sen. Rand Paul. The legislation sharply increases spending and the federal deficit.

"It's pure empty partisan politics where people are saying it's OK for Republicans to have debt, but it was bad for Democrats to have debts," said Paul, R-Kentucky.

Then it was the House's turn to sign off on the legislation.

"This agreement accomplishes getting the resources that we need to rebuild our military," said Rep. Paul Ryan, R-House Speaker.

The bill is tied to a temporary six-week agreement to allow time for the deal to be enacted. It includes increased spending for the military, domestic programs and disaster relief.

Most Democrats in the House voted against the spending bill, trying to use it as leverage to get a vote on immigration.
They want a deal on so-called Dreamers, those brought illegally to the U.S. as children, whose protection runs out next month.

"The speaker of the House's refusal to commit to considering bipartisan legislation to protect teenagers and young adults from deportation is unjustifiable and maddening," said Rep. Nita Lowey, D-New York.

That issue will likely be the next major showdown in Congress.

The spending bill also extends some tax breaks and increases the government's debt cap. And it includes increased spending for opioid abuse and help for college students.