House Passes $1.1T Spending Bill

It's 1st significant piece of bipartisan legislation of Trump's presidency
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 3, 2017 3:58 PM CDT
House Passes $1.1T Spending Bill
The Capitol is seen in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The House has passed a $1.1 trillion bill to fund the government through the end of September, the first significant piece of bipartisan legislation of Donald Trump's presidency, the AP reports. The 309-118 vote sends the bill to the Senate in time to act before a midnight Friday deadline to avert a government shutdown.

The White House says Trump will sign the measure, which gives him much of the money he sought for defense and border security but denies startup construction funding for Trump's oft-promised wall along the US-Mexico border. The measure is the product of weeks of Capitol Hill negotiations in which Democrats blocked Trump's most controversial proposals, including cuts to domestic programs backed by both parties and new steps to punish so-called sanctuary cities. (More spending bill stories.)

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