Congress passes budget deal; gov’t shutdown would end with Trump signature


According to CBS News, Congress passed a $400 billion budget deal in the wee hours of Friday morning after a partial government shutdown began at midnight. The House approved the legislation with a 240-186 vote hours after the Senate OK’d the package.

The White House has said President Trump will sign the bill into law. That would end the shutdown.

The earlier Senate vote was the first big step in a rush to pick up the pieces of a budget and spending plan that had seemed on track hours earlier.

But the government stumbled into the shutdown, the second in three weeks, at midnight after a single senator mounted a protest over the budget-busting deal and refused to give in.

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