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Government shutdown ends

The second government shutdown of the year has ended. President Donald Trump signed the budget deal that was passed by the House early Friday morning.

Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 6:15 AM
Updated: Feb. 9, 2018 7:12 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has tweeted that he has signed the budget deal that was narrowly passed by the House in the pre-dawn hours, ending a brief government shutdown, lasting only serveral hours.

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The government shutdown for a second time despite a bipartisan budget deal.

Congress failed to fund the government by midnight because conservative Senator Rand Paul took issue with the sweeping two year budget deal that comes with a half trillion dollar price tag.
 
Passage of the measure clears a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs.

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