(KGTV) - President Trump signed a budget bill early Friday morning that will re-open the federal government following a brief shutdown.
The president took to Twitter to announce that he approved the measure.
Just signed Bill. Our Military will now be stronger than ever before. We love and need our Military and gave them everything — and more. First time this has happened in a long time. Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!
Without more Republicans in Congress, we were forced to increase spending on things we do not like or want in order to finally, after many years of depletion, take care of our Military. Sadly, we needed some Dem votes for passage. Must elect more Republicans in 2018 Election!
Costs on non-military lines will never come down if we do not elect more Republicans in the 2018 Election, and beyond. This Bill is a BIG VICTORY for our Military, but much waste in order to get Dem votes. Fortunately, DACA not included in this Bill, negotiations to start now!
The signing of the bill comes after the House narrowly passed the budget measure 240-186 early Friday morning. The bill was approved by the Senate -- in a 71-28 vote -- about two hours after a shutdown took effect.
On Thursday, Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul prevented the two-year budget deal from passing as he spoke on the Senate floor. He pushed for an amendment to maintain budget caps and also criticized Republicans for reckless spending.
Paul's criticism of the budget proposal caused the vote to stall, sending the government into a shutdown at midnight Eastern time Friday. At around 2 a.m., Senate leaders finally agreed on a bipartisan deal to fund the government, and the measure made its way to the House.
Prior to the votes, CNN reported White House officials advised federal agencies to prepare a shutdown. A senior official said the White House instructed agencies to begin preparations in the event Congress was unable to pass the budget deal.