Trump says he’ll sign massive spending bill, backing away from veto threat


ㅤ”‘There are a lot of things I’m unhappy about with this bill,’ Trump said, arguing ‘nobody read’ the bill. But he argued the defense spending and the need to take care of the military meant he had to sign it.
ㅤ’As a matter of national security, I’ve signed this omnibus budget bill,’ Trump said. ‘There are a lot of things that we shouldn’t have had in this bill, but were in a sense forced to if we want to build our military,’ he added.
ㅤTrump, who has frequently been frustrated in working with Congress on spending bills and has surprised Democrats and Republicans alike with some of his tactics, vowed that he would not sign a similar bill going forward.
ㅤ’I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again,’ he said. ‘I’m not going to do it again. Nobody read it. It’s only hours old. Some people don’t even know what’s in it.’
ㅤThe President called on Congress for a line item veto for all government spending rules and called on the Senate to end its filibuster rule to make it easier to implement the Republican agenda.'”

Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/23/18. Tags: omnibus, military, national security. 𑗉

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