Nightly News   |  December 26, 2013

Obama signs bipartisan budget bill

While on vacation in Hawaii, President Obama signed a bipartisan budget bill amounting to $63 billion in savings. Obama also signed a comprehensive defense bill. NBC’s Natalie Morales reports.

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>> pete. it's finally done after a budget battle to the government shutdown this afternoon while on vacation in hawaii president obama signed the bipartisan budget bill . the deal amounts to about $63 billion in savings with across the board spending cuts and includes $85 billion in projected savings. the president signed a comprehensive defense bill authorizing about $500 billion in spending. it will give military personnel a pay raise of 1% and cracks down on sexual assault on the military. commanders will no longer be permitted to overturn jury convictions in sexual assault cases.