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President Trump late on Friday signed a $1.4 trillion spending package, which included the launch of a Space Force, the first of the new military service since 1947.
The signing of the National Defense Authorization Act avoided a government shutdown, which began, would at midnight.
In December of last year, a record 35-day partial government shutdown over a stalemate on the border wall-financing at Trumpf Congress asked for $6 billion. This year, trump focused on preparing for the potential of a new front in the defence appeared.
“Space, the new world is to fight-war-on-domain” Trump said on Friday during the signing ceremony in Joint Base Andrews. “Under the grave dangers to our national security, the American superiority in space is absolutely essential. And we are the leaders, but we are not decisive enough, and very soon we will have the lead by a lot.”
TO START SPACE COMMAND, AUG. 29 THE TRUMP CARD OF THE “SPACE FORCE” TAKES SHAPE
President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020 at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Minister of defense Mark Esper said Friday, “Our dependence on space has grown based skills dramatically, and today, space has opened up a domain of warfare of his own.”
The spending bill also contains funds for the border wall, choice, safety, and wage increases for the military and civilian Federal workers.
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Trump signed the bill that funds the government through September, during the flight to the Mar-a-Lago with the Air Force One for the Christmas holidays.