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Donald Trump signs $1 trillion spending bill to avoid shutdown

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The bill was cleared by both houses of Congress this week

ANI  |  Washington DC  May 6, 2017 Last Updated at 09:46 IST


According to the Hill, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that the President has signed the bill which was cleared by both houses of 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 US-Mexico border wall and a provision stripping federal dollars from “sanctuary cities” that resist federal immigration laws.


However, it did boost defence spending by $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.

Donald Trump signs $1 trillion spending bill to avoid shutdown

The bill was cleared by both houses of Congress this week

The bill was cleared by both houses of Congress this week

According to the Hill, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that the President has signed the bill which was cleared by both houses of 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 US-Mexico border wall and a provision stripping federal dollars from “sanctuary cities” that resist federal immigration laws.


However, it did boost defence spending by $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.

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