President Trump signs budget deal, ending hours-long shutdown

WASHINGTON (NBC News) — President Trump has signed a $400 billion budget deal ending a brief government shutdown.  

It was the second time in three weeks Congress shut the government down, but this one lasted only a few hours.

Most Democrats opposed the measure, which failed to deliver on a promised immigration deal for the so-called “dreamers,” young immigrants brought illegally into the U.S. by their parents.

Republicans say they’re struggling to come up with an immigration compromise in their own party.

Senator Rand Paul kept Congress working through the night, holding up a vote in protest of a budget that adds over a trillion dollars to the nation’s debt.

The GOP is now facing criticism over that price tag.

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