Trump signs $854B spend­ing plan, avoid­ing fed­eral shut­down

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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.

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