Spending Bill Expected to be Signed Before National Emergency is Declared


President Donald Trump speaks at the Major County Sheriffs and Major Cities Chiefs Association Joint Conference in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(WBRE/WYOU-TV) — President Donald Trump is expected to sign the government spending bill to keep the government open and avoid another partial government shutdown, before declaring a National Emergency to secure funding for a border wall. 

According to the White House Twitter Page, “President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action—including a national emergency—to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border.”

The Senate voted 83-16 to pass the government spending deal. It is expected to pass the House as well.

President Trump had demanded $5.7 billion for the wall. The bipartisan agreement provides under $1.4 billion for border security.

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