The house of representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a $146 billion spending bill, which avoid the Finance of the energy Department, veterans programs, and the legislature as part of the offer, a government shutdown Oct. 1.
The measure passed the house by a 377-20 vote, a day after the Senate by a 92-5 vote. Eight ten Republicans and two Democrats voted on the bill that goes to President trump for approval.
The White house has signaled that the Trump sign is the so-called “Bus” – package, that accounts for three of the 12 annual spending bills that Fund the government, and is the first of three measures, the Congress aims to approve this month.
Also Thursday, legislative leaders unveiled a stopgap financing bill, the rest of the government through Dec. 7. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N. J., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said the short term, the plan would be added to a separate spending bill that lawmakers will negotiate for the coverage of the defense Ministry and the labor, health and education programs.
The stopgap bill will not Trump the long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. GOP leaders have said they would prefer to fix the Problem after the Nov. 6 elections.
The bill represented a significant departure from recent years, when Congress routinely ignored, Agency-specific expenditure measures in favour of massive so-called “omnibus” packages that funded the entire government at once. Trump said earlier this year that he would not sign such a bill.
The three “minibus” plans, if adopted by the Congress and signed by Trump, they would be spending 90 percent of its annual budget, including the military, and most civilian authorities.
But the President held out the possibility of a government shutdown, citing the need to protect the nation’s border by the following, by signing the campaign pledge.
“If it happens, it happens” Trump said last week. “When it comes to border security, I am ready to do everything.”
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.