Trump keeps shutdown at bay
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a short-term spending bill that averts a partial government shutdown for now, postponing a fight over his border wall until just before Christmas.
The legislation extends government funding for the Homeland Security Department, the Justice Department, the Agriculture Department and some other government agencies through Dec. 21. Funding for those agencies had been set to expire today, Friday Dec. 7, at midnight.
The White House and congressional leaders agreed to the two-week funding extension in light of the death of former President George H.W. Bush, who was honored at the Capitol this week.