GOVT. SHUTDOWN AVERTED; TRUMP SIGNS BILL
President Trump signed a massive spending bill Friday, hours after threatening a veto that would have triggered a government shutdown.
The $1.3 trillion omnibus legislation passed both chambers of Congress after lengthy negotiations between leaders of both parties. The Senate passed it late Thursday, and most lawmakers had left Washington by Friday morning. Trump tweeted just before 9 a.m. EDT that he was "considering a VETO" because the bill does not fully address his immigration priorities. Hours later, the president relented and signed the measure, just as his aides had promised all along.