Washington, Feb 10 (Canadian-Media): The second United States (U.S.) shutdown lasted only a few hours early Friday morning, after U.S. president Donald Trump signed a spending bill to add hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending on the military, domestic programs and disaster relief, media reports said.
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Trump tweeted that he signed the bill, officially ending the brief shutdown.
“Just signed Bill,” he wrote. “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!”
Paul: ‘If I’m responsible for drawing attention to the debt, so be it’Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Feb. 8 spoke on the Senate floor against a bipartisan budget deal and delayed a vote on the measure. (U.S. Senate)
The second U.S. shutdown, within a month of the last shutdown, had occurred reportedly when a bill to fund the federal government until Feb 16 failed to receive the required 60 votes.
The shutdown was so unanticipated that the Office of Management and Budget didn’t tell federal agencies to prepare for it until Thursday evening.
The brief closure reportedly did not have much impact on federal workers and the public.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)