A pair of Democratic Congressman introduced legislation to block federal funds from being used for President Donald Trump's proposed military parade.
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to announce that he has signed the spending bill into law.
A senior administration official said Trump will sign the budget bill before noon on Friday but it is unlikely to happen before 9 a.m., when federal employees are expected back at work. "Our Military will now be stronger than ever before".
"After more than a decade and a half of combat and years of unnecessary budget dysfunction, we are stretching our military to the breaking point", said Schneider in a statement.More news: LA Times to be sold to billionaire doctor turned entrepreneur
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He calls the spending plan a "BIG VICTORY for our Military, but much waste in order to get Dem votes". He says non-military spending "will never come down" without electing more Republicans in the 2018 elections. The budget bill "also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!"
Government appropriations ran out at midnight Thursday as Republican Sen.
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. Rand Paul, refused to allow a speedy vote. The move comes shortly after the US House of Representatives and the Senate passed the bill.
The massive two-year budget deal proposed by Senate leaders Wednesday raises budget caps by $300 billion in the next two years, increases the debt ceiling and offers up almost $90 billion in disaster relief for hurricane-ravaged Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.