Trump says he has signed budget bill

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Trump says he has signed budget bill

He calls the spending plan a "BIG VICTORY for our Military, but much waste in order to get Dem votes". Rand Paul, refused to allow a speedy vote.

Once known as the party of fiscal conservatism, the Republicans and Trump are quickly expanding the nation's budget deficit and its Dollars 20 trillion national debt.

"Our Military will now be stronger than ever before".

The House narrowly passed the budget accord in the pre-dawn hours, ending a brief government shutdown and clearing a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs.

Trump has asked the Pentagon to explore a parade in celebration of American troops, after the Republican president marveled at the Bastille Day military parade he attended in Paris previous year.

Demonstrations of military muscle are not typical in the United States and they don't come cheap.

"First and foremost, diverting millions of dollars away from training our troops and supporting our military, especially at a time when Congress is struggling to pass annual appropriations, should be enough to kill this idea", said Senator Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the foreign relations panel.

"Just signed Bill", Trump wrote on Twitter. "Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!"

Passage of the measure came over the opposition of Democratic leaders who demanded the promise of a vote to protect "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

A carefully crafted, bipartisan stopgap funding and budget package was introduced with confidence earlier this week by Senate leaders, who predicted swift passage before the expiration at midnight on Thursday of current funding authority.

The Senate has passed a massive, bipartisan budget agreement and spending bill to reopen the shuttered federal government. Rand Paul prevented the deal from advancing Thursday.

Paul's dissent dragged the Senate proceedings into the wee hours past the deadline, underscoring the persistent inability of Congress and Trump to deal efficiently with Washington's most basic fiscal obligation of keeping the government open.

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