President Trump signs the $1.3 trillion omnibus that NO ONE READ

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President Donald Trump said Friday that he had signed the 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion spending bill that the House and Senate approved this week, funding the government through September and preventing an imminent shutdown.

More frustrating, the president claimed, was the bill's failure to address protections for unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the United States as children in exchange for border security funding, a deal that fell apart during the omnibus negotiations.

Telegraphing the outcome, an internal White House television feed advertised the event this way: "President Trump Participates in a Bill Signing".

On Friday, Trump cast doubt about the bill's fate by tweeting that he was considering a veto of the bill that has been regarded as a compromise bill by many Democrats and Republicans in Congress.

"There are a lot of things that I'm unhappy about this bill", Trump said.

The White House acknowledged it did not fulfill all of its wishes, but said Trump was ready to sign on.

The House passed the spending plan Thursday afternoon in a 256-167 vote, with conservatives in that chamber also raising concern about the lack of funding for Trump's border wall, as well as the fact that the bill does not defund Planned Parenthood or sanctuary cities. With Congress already out of town, the government will head toward a shutdown if Trump does not sign the bill Friday. "Nobody read it, it's only hours old".

It also changes the way foreign governments request information from US tech companies for similar investigations on their own citizens.

The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 65-32 after a heated session stretched into the early hours on Friday.

The spending bill had become a political battleground, as it included - and in some cases excluded - politically charged provisions known as riders which ramp up the level of controversy over the legislation. He also appeals to Congress for a line-item veto that would grant him the ability to nix spending he disagrees with. The federal budget deficit was just increased by $1 trillion under a Republican president and with Republican control of Congress.

The bill provides $1.6 billion for border security measures including secondary fencing, levee fencing, pedestrian fencing and replacement fencing.

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