Trump signs $1 trillion spending bill to keep government open

The House easily passed a bill funding the federal government through the end of the fiscal year on Wednesday

The House easily passed a bill funding the federal government through the end of the fiscal year on Wednesday

On Sunday, Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget within the White House, said he was open to the idea if it meant bringing an end to the continual brinkmanship that has plagued budget negotiations in recent years.

"There is no good shutdown", Manchin said.

The legislation pays for discretionary government operations, increases defence spending and includes money for health measures and border security, but does not include resources for Trump's proposed wall at the Mexican border. Trump said he's not legally bound by limits imposed on him in the bill, including a prohibition on the Department of Justice using funds to prevent states from implementing medical-marijuana laws. Democrats "cleaned our clock" on the spending bill, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC said in a May 2 interview on CNN. The Senate passed the measure Thursday and House lawmakers approved it on Wednesday.

"I think the president is frustrated that the process in Washington is broken", Mulvaney said.

"And I think a good shutdown will be one that can help fix that".

"It's part of that overall "drain the swamp" mentality about Washington DC", Mulvaney, a former GOP congressman from SC, said.

Trump has threatened a government shutdown in September unless more of his goals are included in the next spending bill.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, responded to Mulvaney's comments on "Face the Nation", saying that a government shutdown is "un-American" and adding that he hopes "we get" the word shutdown "out of our vocabulary".