Washington, DC - President Trump has signed a bill ending the latest government shutdown this morning.
The Senate and House passed a massive bill that funds the government while greatly increasing spending for defense and domestic programs, including disaster aid and public health priorities. The two-year, bipartisan deal also raises the federal debt ceiling until March of next year.
The brief shutdown started when the government ran out of money at midnight. Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul prompted the brief shutdown by delaying the Senate vote for hours in a protest over federal deficits.