Trump signs $854B spending plan, avoiding federal shutdown
President Donald Trump signed an $854 billion spending bill Friday to keep the federal government open through Dec. 7, averting a government shutdown before the November midterm elections.
Trump signed the legislation to fund the military and several civilian agencies without journalists present, according to a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity. The House and Senate approved the spending plan earlier this week.
Trump has expressed deep frustration that the bill does not pay for his long-promised wall along the U.S.Mexico border.