Trump signs deal to end gov shutdown

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Added On February 10, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan deal into law on Friday morning, ending a brief government shutdown that began just after Thursday midnight.
 
The shutdown, the second time in three weeks, started after the Senate missed the deadline for passing a short-term funding bill.
 
SOUNTBITE (ENGLISH) RAND PAUL, Senator
"If you were against president Obama's deficits and now you're for republican deficits. Isn't that the very definition of hypocrisy?"
 
Senator Rand Paul Thursday blocked a vote. He said the deal would add debt and fiscal deficit to the government.
 
The deal Trump signed includes a bill that will fund the government through March 23, marking the fifth temporary government funding measure for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, 2017.
 
The deal extends the U.S. government's borrowing authority until March 2019, sparing Washington politicians difficult votes on spending and debts before mid-term congressional elections in November.
 
It also includes a budget package which will increase defense and non-defense spending by about 300 billion U.S. dollars for the next two years.