Trump signs stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAustralia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israeli capital, won't move embassy Mulvaney will stay on as White House budget chief Trump touts ruling against ObamaCare: ‘Mitch and Nancy’ should pass new health-care law MORE on Friday signed a stopgap spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown, the White House said.  

The measure will fund certain government agencies for two weeks, until Dec. 21. The House and Senate unanimously passed the bill this week. 

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The move essentially punts a contentious debate over Trump's desire for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border since former President George H.W. Bush's funeral services halted congressional business ahead of the initial Dec. 7 funding deadline. 

Republicans and Democrats have been locked in a stalemate for months over how much money to provide for Trump's border wall. 

The House included $5 billion for the wall and other border security measures in a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. But the Senate only offered $1.6 billion in border funds. 

Trump has repeatedly threatened to trigger a partial shutdown if he does not get the wall funding he requested.