Trump signs spending bill to avert government shutdown

President Donald Trump on Friday signed the spending bill to fund the government through September 30, a White House spokeswoman said.

On Thursday, the upper chamber voted 79 to 18 to advance the 1.2 trillion USD bipartisan bill after weeks of talks between both parties in Congress, as well as the White House. The bill was also passed by the House of Representatives despite protests from more than 100 Republicans. Under the bill, 600 billion USD will be spent on national defense, and 1.5 billion USD to foster border security but it does not include expenses for building a wall bordering Mexico. President Donald Trump proposed to increase spending on space exploration, and medical research.

Source: VOV5