The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a budget bill to fund the government through September — one without funding for the border wall President Donald Trump’s promised during his campaign.
The $1.16 trillion spending bill passed with bipartisan support, 309 to 118. The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate, which is expected to approve it later this week before Trump signs it into law.
The spending bill averts a short-term crisis by authorizing federal spending through the end of the fiscal year, which is September 30. But it must be signed by the president by Friday to avoid a government shutdown.
Trump, after failing to win congressional approval for many of his spending and policy priorities for the next five months, said Tuesday the government “needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September” when lawmakers will be debating the 2018 funding plan.