A brief US government shutdown ended on Friday after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law a temporary spending deal expected to push budget deficits past $1 trillion (£723 billion) annually with new military and domestic outlays.
The stopgap funding and budget measure, approved by a 240-186 House vote, will go next to President Donald Trump.
He begins the statement with, "This is no way to run a country". It increases both defense and domestic spending by $300 billion over that duration.
Schumer said the budget also includes $6 billion to fight opioid abuse, $5.8 billion for affordable healthcare for working families, $4 billion that aid college completion and affordability; a 10 percent increase in funding for healthcare including community health centers; and relief for dairy farmers.
McConnell and his negotiating partner, Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer of NY, figured they'd get that agreement. He also called the bill a "big victory" for the military.
McConnell had to wait until 1 a.m for his vote to pass the bill, about an hour after government funding had lapsed.
The continuing resolution avoided a government shutdown at midnight Thursday.
"Nobody wants a shutdown", Pelosi told the House moments before the vote.
"I don't advocate for shutting the government down, but neither do I advocate for keeping it open, and borrowing a million dollars a minute", Paul added.
Hours before the House vote, the Senate cleared the legislation on a vote of 71 to 28, with wide bipartisan support.
After a brief shutdown in the dead of night, the Senate passed a spending bill, which was the result of a deal reached by Republicans and Democrats to fund military and domestic programs for 2 years.
Senator Paul used Senate rules to delay a vote in the chamber until early Friday morning, angering his colleagues in the process.
"If you're against president (Barack) Obama's deficits, but you're for the Republican deficits, isn't that the very definition of hypocrisy?" he boomed, adding that he wants his fellow lawmakers "to feel uncomfortable" over the impasse.
The 77-year-old vowed to oppose any budget that does not include protections for so-called Dreamers, young immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children. They supported a short-term spending bill that didn't address immigration because McConnell promised he would allow debate on immigration legislation.
"I urge the Senate Democrats to stop their filibuster and provide our men and women in uniform the resources they need, the support they need", said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
I'm happy to announce that our bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on defense spending and other priorities have yielded a significant agreement. "Let the chips fall where they may", she said.
But by Friday, Trump had changed his tune, saying he was relieved that immigration provisions - including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that Democrats are insisting on - weren't included.