Trump announced the signing on Twitter, shortly after the House delivered him the bill from Congress.
“Just signed Bill. 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!” he tweeted.
Congress could not reach a deal to fund the government until early Monday morning after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held up the Senate’s vote in opposition to the plan’s revenue hikes, which he worried would balloon deficits. Paul had called for a vote on an amendment to effectively roll back those hikes, but leadership did not budge.
“I have been offering all day to vote. I would like nothing more than to vote. But it’s the other side. It’s the leadership that has refused to allow any amendments,” he said.
Paul’s derailment of what was expected to be a relatively smooth path for the budget deal in the Senate prompted backlash from his GOP colleagues.