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: Fri Feb 09 07:06:07 PST 2018
Updated: Fri Feb 09 07:06:07 PST 2018
Posted By: Jamie Jones
Speech to Text for Government shutdown ends
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mostly cloudy in our top story? the federal government shut down despite a major bipartisan budget deal....which the president just signed less than an hour ago. that lapse in funding only lasted several hours.... leading up to trump's signature?...lots of high wire drama on capitol hill overnight.... congress failed to fund the government by midnight. that sparked the second shutdown in less than a month. the reason? conservative senator rand paul's issue with the sweeping two year budget deal that comes with a half trillion dollar price tag. for hours, paul held up a vote on the bipartisan agreement sot sen. rand paul/(r) kentucky, "this is exploding. this deficit is exploding. there isn't the alarm you should see." "sot mitch mcconnell/(r) senate majority leader, "my friend and colleague from kentucky does not join the president in supporting the bill///and it is his right to vote against the bill///but i would argue it's time to vote." just before 2am eastern? the sole opposition stepped aside making way for a sot paul ryan/(r) house speaker, "you get some things you like and you give the other side things they like." there was an early morning debate on the house floor...but just after 5am eastern? house members took a vote approving to fund and reopen the government. speaker ryan on the