PressTV-US Congress approves $1.3 trillion spending bill

The US Congress has approved a $1.3 trillion dollar government spending bill, despite President Donald Trump’ threat to veto the bill for not including his immigration initiatives.

Lawmakers in the Senate passed the measure on Friday in a 65-32 vote. The House of Representatives passed the legislation earlier Thursday, voting 256-167.

The measure includes an additional $80 billion in military spending, the largest increase in military funding in 15 years.

However, Trump threatened to veto the bill Friday morning over a lack of an immigration solution, a move that raised the specter of another government shutdown ahead of a midnight deadline to renew funding for federal agencies.

 “I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is…

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