House passes $1.4 trillion federal spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic-controlled House has passed a $1.4 trillion government-wide spending package, handing President Donald Trump a victory on his U.S.-Mexico border fence.

The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shrouded in mist, Friday night, Dec. 13, 2019. This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

It also gives Democrats spending increases across a swath of domestic programs.

Democrats and Republicans have been fighting for months over spending priorities. The compromise bill gives both sides some of what they want as well as some of what they don’t want.

It would also forestall a government shutdown this weekend.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the two-bill package.

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