Trump signs budget deal

It also extends the US government's borrowing authority until March 2019, sparing Washington politicians hard votes on debt and deficits until after mid-term congressional elections in November.

President Trump announced he signed a new budget deal Friday morning to officially end the federal government shutdown.

Hours earlier in the pre-dawn darkness, the funding bill passed the Senate, but not before Senator Rand Paul, a conservative in Trump's own Republican Party, blocked a vote on the deal because he argued it was too costly.

Ryan said again Thursday he was determined to bring an immigration bill to the floor this year - albeit only one that has Trump's blessing. There was no ceremony but after the signing, Mr. Trump took to Twitter saying to say the bill will benefit the military and also create jos.

In the House, the budget deal had opened a different rift among Democrats, many of whom had hoped to use their leverage on spending bills to secure legal protections for Dreamers.

This comes after lawmakers voted 240-to-186 Friday morning to approve the $400 billion spending plan.

That won over many Republicans but some were still furious over the $131 billion extra made available for non-military spending, including health and infrastructure.

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The bill, which includes a far-reaching agreement that increases spending limits for the next two years and raises the federal debt ceiling until March 2019, would break the cycle of government funding crises in time for what is set to be a bruising campaign for November's mid-term elections.

He said the measure "Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!"

The funding measure will still need to be passed by the House if the Senate passes the deal.

U.S. President Donald Trump displays his signature after signing the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul plan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., December 22, 2017.

In an acknowledgment of many Democrats' anger, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) spoke for a record-breaking eight hours on the House floor on Wednesday, advocating for the young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers.

The deal, which extends government spending for two years, would. "It was very disappointing", she said. Senate Republicans have pledged to hold a separate immigration debate this month.

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