Spending Bill Expected to be Signed Before National Emergency is Declared

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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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