No shutdown: Senate clears fiscal 2020 spending package for Trump’s signature

The Senate Thursday cleared two fiscal 2020 spending bills for President Trump’s signature, beating a December 20 deadline and eliminating the threat of a partial government shutdown for the remainder of the year.

Senate lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the spending package in two bills that Trump, who won some border wall funding in the legislation, is expected to sign into law by Friday.

One measure funds eight federal departments, including Labor, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.

A second package funds the remainder of the government, including the Defense Department ,Homeland
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