Government shutdown ends with Trump signature on spending bill

The government shutdown in the United States finally came to end with the president Donald Trump signing the spending bill. On Friday, US president Donald Trump signed the 400 billion dollar budget bill which came after a few hours after the House had passed the bill in a vote that was pre-drawn. This resulted in the reopening of the federal government after it had gone through a phase of partial shutdown for the second time in a time period of less than one month. The voting results in the House were 240 – 186, where 167 Republicans and 73 Democrats voted in favor. As per the reports of the Congressional Research Service, the shutdown at midnight which lasted for a few hours was the shortest one ever. Donald Trump mentioned in a tweet that he had signed the bill because he wanted the government to reopen officially which in turn resulted in the beginning of a workday for millions of federal workers.

The president of the United States Donald Trump also stated that the bill had just been signed which will make our military much stronger as compared to what it was before. He also said that we all love our military so we have given them everything they require. This has happened for the first time and it means that there will be a lot of jobs. The vote of the House simply put an end to the shortest duration of a shutdown on record. Paul Ryan who is the speaker of the House mentioned in a statement that neither side got everything that they wanted in this particular agreement but a bipartisan compromise has been reached which puts the safety and well being of the people of the United States first that is the first priority.

Paul Ryan also mentioned that once the bill is signed into law by the president of the United States, the path will be clear for pursuing our ambitious agenda for the year 2018. On Wednesday, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi gave a marathon speech which lasted for about eight hours where she protested against the inaction of Congress on the protection of the undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children known as the Dreamers and as previously promised Nancy voted against the bill in the vote of the House.

April 23, 2018 - 15:20
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