Friday, February 9, 2018

BREAKING: House Passes Budget Measure Ending Gov't Shutdown

BREAKING: House Passes Budget Measure Ending Gov't ShutdownUpdate: The House has passed the budget measure, 240-186. House Speaker Paul Ryan called the deal's passage a "great  victory" for the military.

"This is a great victory for our men and women in uniform," he tweeted along with a statement. "We ultimately reached a bipartisan compromise that fully funds our troops and gives our generals the certainty they need to plan for the future."

 Original Story:
The Senate passed a $400 billion budget deal early Friday morning, hours after missing a deadline to avoid a shutdown—the second in three weeks.

Sen. Rand Paul held up the deal Thursday over the increased debt the deal would lead to.

"I can't in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits," Paul said. “I didn’t come up here to be part of somebody’s club. I didn’t come up here to be liked.”

After Paul’s delay the measure was easily passed, 71-28. It was then sent to the House to be taken up immediately, although passage there is not a guarantee.

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