The White house reported this evening that President Donald Trump signed legislation approving $1.4 trillion in Omnibus spending and extending $900 billion in COVID-19 relief funding.

The COVID-relief portion of the bill contains $10 billion for State DOTs/Highways and $2 billion for Airports.

As we reported last week, the Senate passed the bill last Monday by a 92-6 vote. Earlier that evening, the House approved the spending measure using a two-step process. Representatives approved the Commerce-Justice-Science, Defense, Financial Services and Homeland Security portions of the Omnibus measure with a 327-85 vote. They then voted to pass the remaining eight fiscal 2021 spending bills, COVID-19 relief and assorted other legislation with a 359-53 vote.

The President’s signature averted a government shutdown that would have begun Tuesday.

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