President Barack Obama signed a long-awaited budget agreement and a major defense spending bill into law on Thursday while vacationing in Hawaii.
A week after the Senate offered its approval to a modest, bipartisan budget measure meant to stabilize government funding through late 2015, the president — as expected — signed the fiscal framework into law.
"All told, it’s a good first step away from the shortsighted, crisis-driven decision-making that has only served to act as a drag on our economy," the president said of the measure at the time of its passage.
This is far from a perfect deal, but that a deal got passed at all is at least a sign that stuff can still get done in Washington, no matter how watered-down that might be.
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