Government shutdown ends with Trump signature on spending bill

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed a $400 billion budget deal Friday, hours after the House passed it in a pre-dawn vote, reopening the federal government after it was partially shut down for the second time in less than a month.

The House voted 240-186, with 73 Democrats and 167 Republicans voting in favor. The hours-long, middle-of-the-night shutdown was the shortest since the 1970s, according to the Congressional Research Service.

President Trump tweeted Friday that he signed the legislation for the government to officially reopen, just as the workday started for millions of federal workers.

“Just signed Bill. Our Military will now be stronger than ever before,” the president tweeted. “We love and need our Military and gave them everything — and more. First time this has happened in a long time. Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!”

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    ………More GOP and Trump betrayal!

    In Budget Deal, GOP and Trump Fully Fund Planned Parenthood
    By Melanie Arter | February 9, 2018

    ( – Despite promising to defund Planned Parenthood, President Donald Trump signed a budget Friday, which was passed by the Republican-led Congress, that fully funds the nation’s largest abortion provider.

    In a letter to pro-lifers during the election, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence said “I am committed to … Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.

    While the budget provides more funding for community health centers, it also fully funds Planned Parenthood.

    In fact, Trump has signed multiple continuing resolutions (CRs) that fully funded Planned Parenthood despite his campaign promise to defund it.

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    >> Democrats want illegal immigrants because they, and their now naturalized children, vote Democratic to keep the gravy train of free tax payer benefits flowing at the expense of real Americans.
    >> Republicans want illegal immigrants because their supporters want cheap labor at the expense of out of work Americans!

    >> Democrats always spend more than the taxes they increase when they are in power.
    >> Republicans always cuts taxes less than what they spend when they are in power.

    …………So what is the difference here? None.

    Congress has a spending problem NOT a revenue problem. Ops, I take the second part back. Tax revenues would be higher if NAFTA and China’s MFN trade status were never passed by Congress.
    That was about 8.7 million lost jobs ago, between December 2007 and early 2010.

    Both political parties have lied to the voters for 40 years and committed willful economic treason against American workers, the very taxpayers that sent them in good faith to Washington to build a better America not destroy it.

    …………………………………..Fight Organized Crime! Re-elect No One!

  • Pete says:

    It is an absolute necessity that the GOP gains enough seats in the Senate this fall to give them a 60+ vote control of that chamber. We have seen the Democrat leadership act like a bunch of spoiled children for over a year now and it’s time to put a stop to it.
    I am strongly in favor of a nearly balanced representation in both chambers of congress to prevent a repeat of such horrid one sided legislation as Obamacare, but that is no longer a viable option.
    When a political party degenerates into such churlish behavior as Schumer and Pelosi have so often demonstrated, it’s time to take away their place at the bargaining table.

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