Trump signs budget bill to reopen US government
The US House of Representatives joined the US Senate in passing a spending bill on Friday to bring the current partial government shutdown to an end. Trump signed the temporary three-week budget.
According to Roll Call, the House and Senate also passed a Homeland Security spending measure that would allow for the establishment of a conference committee to debate funding for border security.
"I hope the experience of the last 35 days has taught us that we should never repeat this exercise of shutting down government again," House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer said on the floor as officials voted, Sputnik reports.
Donald Trump signed the temporary three-week budget to end the shutdown, the White House said in a statement later.
"On Friday, January 25, 2019, the President signed into law: H.J. Res. 28, the 'Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019,' which includes a short-term continuing resolution that provides fiscal year 2019 appropriations through February 15, 2019, for continuing projects and activities of the Federal Government included in the remaining seven appropriations bills. Also included in the enrolled bill are provisions regarding retroactive pay and reimbursement, and extensions of certain authorities," the statement said.
Trump is expected to continue talks with the Democrats on the full-fledged budget within next three weeks.