President Trump has signed the short-term spending bill and continuing resolution (CR) passed by Congress last week that will keep the government open through Dec. 7 and avert a government shutdown.
Trump backed off his oft-repeated threat to shut down the government in order to extort funding from Congress for his “big beautiful wall” on the Mexico border, putting off a fight over the funding until after the midterm elections. Trump Signs $854 Billion Spending Bill To Avert Government Shutdown:
President Donald Trump has signed an $854 billion spending bill to keep the federal government open through Dec. 7, averting a government shutdown in the weeks leading up to the November midterm elections.
That’s according to a White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the action.
Trump signed the legislation to fund the military and several civilian agencies without journalists present at the White House. The president is acting after the House and Senate approved the spending plan earlier this week.
Trump’s signature avoids a shutdown before the Nov. 6 elections that will determine control of Congress. But he has expressed frustration that the bill doesn’t pay for his long-stalled wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump got rolled by his own GOP leadership on funding for his “big beautiful wall” on the Mexico border. Even Republicans don’t want to piss away money on Trump’s folly. Of course, the Twitter-troll-in-chief will be blaming Democrats for his own failure to secure funding for his border wall, as if Democrats control the budget process in a GOP-controlled Congress.