The President played little role in attempts by party leaders earlier this week to head the shutdown off and end months of fiscal squabbling.
The agreement raises federal budget caps for two years with the increase divided nearly equally between defense and domestic spending. But the government stumbled into the shutdown, the second in three weeks, at midnight after a single senator mounted a protest over the budget-busting deal and refused to give in.
On Beacon Hill, lawmakers and Baker administration officials who spent a year ago trying to fend off federal spending cuts will now spend time sifting through the bill to learn exactly how the new investments will affect MA residents and state programs that rely on federal funds. Rand Paul, who delayed the passage of the bill by calling a vote on an amendment he proposed to prove that the planned $300-billion hike violated the government's commitment to rein in federal spending.
The stopgap funding and budget measure, approved by a 240-186 House vote, will go next to President Donald Trump.
Many Democrats support the budget deal, but were unhappy with the compromise because it doesn't tackle immigration - specifically addressing the plight of DREAMers, including the roughly 700,000 immigrants who are in the USA illegally after being brought to the country as children and who are enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which is set to expire on March 5.
While the government's authority to spend some money would expire at midnight, there weren't likely to be many clear immediate effects.
But when it comes time to vote, the House may face many of their own challenges, like conservatives opposing spending increases and democrats holding out for an immigration deal.
Senate and House leaders waited Paul out, and acted as soon as their rules allowed.
But Trump is expected to unveil on February 12 a fiscal 2019 budget plan that will be based on rosy assumptions, including economic growth of 3.2% next year, a White House official said.
"My commitment to working together on an immigration measure that we can make law is a honest commitment", Ryan said.
The sweeping spending bill ended the seconf government shutdown in less than a month. House Speaker Paul Ryan had not offered Pelosi an equivalent guarantee in the House, although he said in a speech before Friday's vote that he would push ahead for a deal.
"We think when Democrats are in charge, the Republicans are the conservative party", Paul said in an interview on Fox News.
Now, he said, negotiations can start on immigration policy. A House vote would follow, but it's possible that federal agencies will have to implement temporary shutdown plans if clearing the funding bill takes too long.
"I don't know why we are basically burning time here", Mr Cornyn said. Such debt limit votes are usually enormous headaches for GOP leaders, but the increase means another vote won't occur before March 2019.