Trump singles out $4.6 billion for missile defence

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Washington, Dec 23: US President Donald Trump singled out $4.6 billion in missile defence funding on Friday, as part of a short-term spending bill that he signed to keep the government open until next month.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/944308491887316992

The continuing resolution (CR) keeps the federal government open until January 19, 2018, which includes funding for missile defence programmes, a request the Trump administration made last month.

The CR, which cleared the House and Senate Thursday night, has about $2.4 billion for missile defence procurement, $1.3 billion for research and development, among other things.

Before signing the CR, Trump described the new funding for missile defence as “much-needed” in a tweet on Friday morning.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/944222979147337728

The President also signed a 1.5-trillion-dollar tax cut bill into law on Friday before leaving for his Christmas break in Florida.

IANS

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