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Reporters formed a gauntlet down a corridor leading between the Senate chamber and the office suite of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., early Friday afternoon. Another scrum surfaced near the Capitol Rotunda, lest some of the GOP senators huddling in McConnell’s office tried to escape, unnoticed, out a back entrance. Finally, a few reporters played “free safety.” They positioned themselves all the way over by the entrance of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. This was a safety valve move, as senators who really want to elude the press can sometimes sneak from the Senate side of the Capitol through the speaker’s office and escape the scribes through the House.

At another time, in another place, the media phalanx outside McConnell’s office may have unfolded for another reason. After all, it was late September. The government’s fiscal year starts on October 1. Most drama on Capitol Hill on a Friday afternoon at this time of year undoubtedly would surround whether or not there would be a government shutdown.

The article goes on to state the following:

But something wasn’t right this September. Or, perhaps it was right. The government would be funded. And no one in Washington cared much about government money. All eyes were trained on the Kavanaugh saga. And while reporters loped through hallways at the Capitol and angry protesters confronted Flake in an elevator, President Trump quietly signed H.R. 6157, a piece of legislation to fund the government.

“Today, I signed into law important legislation to rebuild our military, protect our communities and deliver a better future for All Americans,” the president said in a statement.

The Washington Post provides the following additional information:

The measure requires lawmakers to revisit other contentious measures in just two months, including whether to devote billions of dollars toward the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The new law avoids a partial government shutdown because it extends money for the Pentagon and health and education programs through Sept. 30, 2019, and a number of other programs through Dec. 7.

The article goes on to state the following:

This spending package reflects the compromise Republican leaders sought with the White House that postpones a fight over Trump’s demand for a border wall until after the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

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