Trump signs short-term gov't funding bill, averts shutdown: White House spokeswoman

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Posted: Dec 08, 2017 11:55 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has signed legislation to fund the federal government for two more weeks, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Friday, a move that averts a government shutdown while Congress negotiated a longer-term budget deal.

"@POTUS just signed H.J. Res 123 - the short term CR (continuing resolution) that provides FY18 appropriations to fund the fed govt thru Friday Dec. 22.," spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a post on Twitter.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Susan HeaveyEditing by Chizu Nomiyama)