News Desk — February 9, 2018 at 4:02 am — Updated: February 9, 2018 at 4:02 am

Fiscal hawk Paul slows U.S. budget deal, shutdown looms

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Rand Paul, an outspoken fiscal conservative, single-handedly delayed U.S. Senate action for more than seven hours on Thursday on a two-year budget deal meant to avert a government shutdown, objecting to deficit spending in the measure.

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