Donald Trump Signs Bloated Bipartisan Spending Bill; Hails 'Big Victory' for Military

Hwang Pyong-So shown speaking with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been removed as director of the military's General Political BureauMore

Hwang Pyong-So shown speaking with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been removed as director of the military's General Political BureauMore

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government offices were closed, anyway.

"We love and need our Military and gave them everything - and more", he wrote.

Trump said in another twitter statement that the bill increased spending on items he did not want or like in order to get Democratic votes.

The deal extends the US government's borrowing authority until March 2019, sparing Washington politicians hard votes on spending and debts before mid-term congressional elections in November.

The Republicans took the support of House Democrats to clear the bill with 240-186 votes, CNN reported.

Without some type of funding bill, the failure to agree on a new budget means the USA government has technically ran out of money.

The budget deal's passage effectively ends one of the most high-stakes fights in Washington, which devolved last month into a three-day partial government shutdown and a second, shorter one Friday.

The White House's Office of Management and Budget said earlier in the evening it was preparing for a shutdown if the stopgap bill did not pass on time.

"She negotiated the deal".

The Kentucky Republican took the floor to blast the increase in federal spending limits, and in particular the fiscal irresponsibility of his own party.

Some Democrats this week began more openly questioning the wisdom of their leaders' attempts to link support for the spending bills to securing legal protections for the Dreamers. "Her team was in on it", said top GOP vote counter Patrick McHenry, R-N.C.

"It does diminish our leverage, absolutely", Rep. Juan Vargas (D., Calif.) said of passing the budget deal before the vote, which he planned to oppose.

It also includes a budget package which will increase defense and non-defense spending by about 300 billion US dollars for the next two years. Many were sheepish about the bushels of dollars for Democratic priorities and the return next year of $1 trillion-plus deficits.

President Trump has demanded funding for the border wall be included in any legislation to address a permanent solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which expires March 5.

"I'm pleased that this bill includes an additional $6 billion in funding over two years to help combat the opioid epidemic gripping OH and our country", Portman said.

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