December 6, 2017 / 11:34 PM / a year ago

Trump would sign bill that funds government through Dec. 22 -statement

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would sign a stop-gap spending measure funding the government through Dec. 22 that is being considered by the House of Representatives, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

Trump and Congress are facing a deadline of Friday at midnight to pass fresh spending legislation. If they cannot agree on the terms, parts of the federal government could shut down.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh

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