(Washington, DC) -- President Trump is expected to sign a spending bill today to avoid a government shutdown. The Senate approved the big budget compromise yesterday. The House passed the legislation earlier this week and President Trump has to sign it today to avoid a shutdown. White House officials helped negotiate the year-end budget agreement, which funds the government through September. That's the end of the current fiscal year. The legislation covers nearly one-point-four-trillion-dollars in federal spending.
As part of the spending package President Trump will be getting continued funding for the border wall. The legal age for buying tobacco products would be raised, from 18 to 21. That includes e-cigarettes and vaping juice. Another provision provides 25-million-dollars for federal research into gun violence. The powerful gun industry has successfully lobbied against that for about two decades.