US President Barack Obama gave his final nod to a USD 1.1 trillion spending bill by signing it on Tuesday.
The crucial bill, which has lifted the government shutdown threat, was passed by Congress last week.
The legislation will fund most government agencies through September next year. But the Department of Homeland Security will get a different treatment as it will be provided with a funding extension only through February 27, the time when Republicans will get the control of both chambers of Congress.
The passage to pass the 1,603-page bill witnessed a long struggle in the Senate and the House of Representatives as it was marked by disputes and bitter exchange of talks among the legislatures over Obama’s executive order on reforms in immigration policy and the changes to banking regulations.
The spending bill was a big compromise that has disappointed liberals and conservatives alike. The bill has, however, managed to successfully avoid a government shutdown as well as averted the partisan clashes over Obama’s proposed immigration reforms to next year.
It is Congress’ one of the last acts under the Democrat-controlled Senate and the current Republican House.