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President Trump signs $1.2 trillion spending bill, White House confirms

President Trump has signed the bipartisan $1.2 trillion spending bill that was approved by Congress this week, White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Friday afternoon at the daily press briefing. Sanders said she believed Trump had signed the bill "within the last hour" at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is working for the weekend.

Trump had until midnight to sign the bill, which funds the government through September, or face a government shutdown. Though the bill — which The Associated Press noted is Trump's "first piece of major legislation" — does not fund Trump's promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, it does add $15 billion for defense spending and $1.5 billion for border security.