President Trump signs budget deal

Posted: Updated:

The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local):
  
8:40 a.m.
  
President Donald Trump has signed the budget deal.
  
Trump tweets, "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!"
  
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.
  
Passage came over the objections Democratic leaders who demanded the promise of a vote to protect "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
  
___
  
5:30 a.m.
  
A band of tea party Republicans swung against the legislation as well, repelled by its spiraling spending levels.
  
The government shut down at midnight Thursday after Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul blocked plans for a quick Senate vote, blaming his fellow Republicans for being "complicit" in the looming return of trillion-dollar budget deficits.
  
__
  
1:50 a.m.
  
The Senate has passed a massive, bipartisan budget agreement and spending bill to reopen the shuttered federal government.
  
The bill now moves to the House.
  
Senators voted 71-28 to approve the deal, easily overcoming objections from Republican fiscal conservatives who say the bill marks a return to unchecked deficit spending.
  
The bill stalled in the Senate Thursday night when one of the opponents, Sen. Rand Paul, refused to allow a speedy vote.
  
Paul's protest forced Congress to miss a midnight deadline for passing a funding measure to keep the government operating.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Stolen pumpkin anonymously returned to boy in Lindenhurst

    Stolen pumpkin anonymously returned to boy in Lindenhurst

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 5:56 AM EDT2018-10-17 09:56:52 GMT
    The pumpkin was returned with a note Tuesday night on the family's front stoop in Lindenhurst.The pumpkin was returned with a note Tuesday night on the family's front stoop in Lindenhurst.

    The pumpkin was anonymously returned with a note Tuesday night on the family's front stoop in Lindenhurst.

    The pumpkin was anonymously returned with a note Tuesday night on the family's front stoop in Lindenhurst.

  • Second-place winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Elmont

    Second-place winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Elmont

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 6:47 AM EDT2018-10-17 10:47:14 GMT

    A $1 million winning ticket was sold at Linden News and convenience store on Linden Boulevard in Elmont.

    A $1 million winning ticket was sold at Linden News and convenience store on Linden Boulevard in Elmont.

  • Roosevelt man charged in connection to crash that killed girlfriend

    Roosevelt man charged in connection to crash that killed girlfriend

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 6:46 AM EDT2018-10-17 10:46:44 GMT

    Kevin Reyes, 19, was arraigned Tuesday on manslaughter charges.

    Kevin Reyes, 19, was arraigned Tuesday on manslaughter charges.

  • SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • Sights and scenes from the 2018 Oyster Fest

    Sights and scenes from the 2018 Oyster Fest

    Monday, October 15 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-10-15 14:02:36 GMT

    Sights and scenes from the 2018 Oyster Fest in Oyster Bay on Oct. 13, 2018.

    Sights and scenes from the 2018 Oyster Fest in Oyster Bay on Oct. 13, 2018.

  • Just Married on Long Island

    Just Married on Long Island

    News 12 Long Island wants to announce your wedding. Share your pictures and videos with News 12 Long Island viewers!

    News 12 Long Island wants to announce your wedding. Share your pictures and videos with News 12 Long Island viewers!

  • Dog Day Fridays for October 12

    Dog Day Fridays for October 12

    Friday, October 12 2018 6:38 AM EDT2018-10-12 10:38:40 GMT
    Monkey is approximately 2 years old. He a super sweet, loving timid dog and would be best as an only dog. He was found on the side of a road and unable to move due to a broken pelvis. He was starving and had lost much of his hair.Monkey is approximately 2 years old. He a super sweet, loving timid dog and would be best as an only dog. He was found on the side of a road and unable to move due to a broken pelvis. He was starving and had lost much of his hair.

    This week's dogs are up for adoption at Ruff House Rescue. The shelter is located in Island Park. Their phone number is (516) 960-6388. 

    This week's dogs are up for adoption at Ruff House Rescue. The shelter is located in Island Park. Their phone number is (516) 960-6388. 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."