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Trump signs budget deal, government reopens

Montana lawmakers split on vote

 

February 9, 2018

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Jon Tester

By ANDREW TAYLOR

Associated Press

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed today a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government offices were closed, anyway.

The House and Senate approved a bill to keep the government funded through March 23, overcoming opposition from liberal Democrats as well as tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits. The House voted 240-186 to approve th...



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