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Trump signs budget bill, officially ending shutdown

President Trump tweeted Friday that he signed the budget bill passed overnight by the Senate and early this morning by the House, officially ending the eight-and-a-half hour government shutdown:

Trump followed up with a tweet that the spending increases included in the bill, which garnered bipartisan support in both houses of Congress, were necessary to gain Democratic votes on the bill:

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