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Trump Signs $1.4 Trillion Budget Package to Avert Govt Shutdown, Says White House Spokesman

File photo of US President Donald Trump.

File photo of US President Donald Trump.

Donald Trump signed the packgage on the flight from Washington to Florida. He had been expected to sign the bill into law after the government's spending plans were hammered out by Congress this week.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: December 21, 2019, 9:54 AM IST
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U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $1.4 trillion budget package for the fiscal year 2020 into law on Friday to avert a government shutdown, White House spokesman Judd Deere told journalists travelling with the president on Air Force One.

Trump signed the packgage on the flight from Washington to Florida. He had been expected to sign the bill into law after the government's spending plans were hammered out by Congress this week, and his signature was needed before midnight to avert a shutdown.
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