Obama says he'll sign government spending bill passed by Congress

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New JerseyFORT DIX, N.J. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Monday he planned to sign a $1.1 trillion spending bill that was passed over the weekend by Congress to lift the threat of a government shutdown. Obama, speaking at a military base in New Jersey, said it was critical that lawmakers from both parties supported the bill, which included payouts for the military. …

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