Trump Signs Short-Term Spending Bill, Avoiding Government Shutdown

The president signed the bill despite his previous complaints about a lack of funding for his proposed border wall.
Posted at 4:13 PM, Sep 28, 2018

President Trump has signed an $854 billion short-term spending bill, narrowly avoiding a government shutdown.

The bill only funds the government through December 7. The Senate passed the bill by a wide margin last week, followed by the House this past Wednesday

President Trump had criticized the bill because it did not include funding for his proposed border wall. The president later said he changed his mind after getting a commitment from Senate Republicans to tackle the wall funding after the midterm elections

The bill does include funding for the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. 

Congress will need to pass another appropriations bill by the December deadline to avoid a shutdown then. 

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN