Trump signs USD one trillion spending bill to avoid shutdown

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], May 06 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a USD one trillion spending bill to fund the government through the end of September. According to the Hill, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that the President has signed the bill which was cleared by both houses of Congress this week. Trump signed the bill even as lawmakers left out many of his top priorities in the funding bill, including money for the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall and a provision stripping federal dollars from "sanctuary cities" that resist federal immigration laws. However, it did boost defence spending by USD 21 billion without an accompanying spike in domestic spending. The green signal from Trump came ahead of a midnight Friday deadline for some government functions to begin shutting down. (ANI)