President Donald Trump has put at ease the hearts of 800 civil servants as he added his signature to a government spending bill to avert the partial shutdown of the government.
The Republican President previously vowed to reject any bill that comes to his desk without $5.7 billion to fund his signature campaign pledge of building a wall along the Mexico border.
But Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, have flatly refused to accede to Trump’s request.
However, hours before funding expired for parts of the government, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders reported that the President had signed the spending bill.
Funding for nine Cabinet departments and dozens of other agencies would have expired at midnight Friday without President Trump’s signature.
The $333 billion spending deal includes less than a quarter of the money that Trump had sought for his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Edited by Jesus Chan
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