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President Trump signs $400 million budget deal, ends government shutdown


The government shutdown is over. President Trump tweeted Friday morning that he signed Congress' spending plan into law.

The bipartisan $400 million budget measure passed with a vote of 240-186. The bill includes a budget deal to set government funding levels for the next two fiscal years. Earlier, the government stumbled into a shutdown at midnight after Sen. Rand Paul mounted a protest over the budget-busting deal and refused to give in. It eventually passed the Senate 71 to 28.

The shutdown lasted less than 6 hours Friday.

Representative Cheri Bustos (D) 17th District released a statement after the deal was reached in the house saying:

"While this deal is far from perfect, I'm glad both sides were able to reach an agreement to end the budget gridlock. The deal funds critical Community Health Centers, the Children's Health Insurance Program, the fight against the opioid crisis and disaster assistance. It further lifts the current limit on defense spending, which protects our armed forces, strengthens the Rock Island Arsenal, supports Peoria's 182nd Airlift Wing and bolsters Rockford's aerospace and logistics industry." 

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