(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.