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White House: Trump Will Sign Temporary Spending Measure If House Passes It

The White House is encouraging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to sign off on a temporary spending bill that would avert a partial government shutdown.

Congress faces a deadline of Friday to pass spending legislation that would fund the government through Dec. 22. If they fail, parts of the federal government could be forced to shut down until a spending plan is approved.

The White House released a statement Wednesday saying President Donald Trump would sign the bill the House is considering, if they can pass it.

The current plan for most federal spending is set to expire Saturday.

If passed, the …read more