Capitol Report: Senate passes budget deal as government remains shut down

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The Senate passed a budget bill early Friday morning, sending it to the House as the government remained shut down

The Senate on Friday morning passed a two-year budget deal that raises both defense and domestic spending by hundreds of billions of dollars, approving it after the federal government partially shut down for the second time this year.

The lapse in government funding will continue until the House passes the bill, which also would suspend the debt limit through March 2019. It would then need to go to President Donald Trump for signature.

Sen. Rand Paul forced a delay on the vote until past midnight, setting up the shutdown.

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