Trump Signs Continuing Resolution To Keep Government Funded For 2 More Weeks - White House

Trump Signs Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Funded For 2 More Weeks - White House

US President Donald Trump has signed a continuing resolution that will allow the federal government to avert a shutdown for two more weeks and give Congress more time to pass several appropriations bills, the White House said in a press release on Friday.

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 07th December, 2018) US President Donald Trump has signed a continuing resolution that will allow the federal government to avert a shutdown for two more weeks and give Congress more time to pass several appropriations bills, the White House said in a press release on Friday.

"On Friday, December 7, 2018, the President signed into law: H.J.Res. 143, which extends fiscal year (FY) 2019 appropriations for continuing projects and activities of the Federal Government through December 21, 2018, for departments and agencies covered in the seven remaining appropriations bills," the release said.

Congress has already passed approximately 75 percent of the funding needed for fiscal year 2019, which ends in September.

However, Congress still needs to pass seven appropriations bills, including funds for the Department of Homeland Security, where politicians differ on how much to spend on Trump's wall along the US-Mexico border.

Trump wants $5 billion for the wall, but the Democrats and some Republicans do not support that request, and are instead urging the president to work with Congress on reforming the US immigration system.

Trump is expected to meet with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer next week to discuss government funding issues. An earlier meeting was postponed following the death of former President George H.W. Bush.

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