President Trump tweeted Friday morning that he signed the two-year spending bill passed in the early morning hours by the House, bringing an end to a short-lived government shutdown that began at midnight. Congress had been expected to vote Thursday on the deal, which included a roughly $300 billion bump for military spending and domestic programs, as well as nearly $90 billion for disaster relief, but was stalled by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who demanded the Senate vote on an amendment to maintain budget caps, but was denied. After a recess, the Senate voted early Friday 71-28 to pass the bill, and the House approved it shortly thereafter. This was the second government shutdown in less than a month.
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