WEST PALM BEACH, FL (Associated Press) – President Donald Trump has signed off on nearly $1.4 trillion in spending that will keep the government funded through Sept. 30.
The spending measures add roughly $400 billion to the deficit over the next decade. they include money for the president’s U.S.-Mexico border fence, pay raises for military and civilian federal workers, and funding for election security grants.
The signing of the massive spending measures spares Washington the possibility of a partial government shutdown.
Trump spent last Christmas in Washington while he was at loggerheads with Democrats over funding for the border fence.
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