Obama signs $1.4 trillion spending Bill to fund most government agencies till Sept 2015

United States President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a US$1.1 trillion (S$1.43 trillion) spending Bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
United States President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a US$1.1 trillion (S$1.43 trillion) spending Bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United States President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a US$1.1 trillion (S$1.43 trillion) spending Bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown.

The legislation funds most government agencies until September 2015. The Department of Homeland Security will be treated differently, getting a funding extension only until Feb 27, by which time Republicans will control both chambers of Congress.

Passage of the 1,603-page Bill was a long struggle in the Senate and the House of Representatives, marked by bitter disputes over changes to banking regulations and Mr Obama's recent executive order on immigration.