The Latest: House passes border bill, sends to Trump's desk

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hard-fought legislation that gives President Donald Trump 55 additional miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border -- well short of what he requested -- is on the way to his desk after a bipartisan House vote.

The bill also closes a chapter by preventing a second government shutdown at midnight Friday and by providing $333 billion to finance several Cabinet agencies through September.

Trump has indicated he'll sign the measure though he is not happy with it, and for a few hours Thursday he was reportedly having second thoughts.

The White House has announced Trump will declare a national emergency that would enable him to transfer funding from other accounts for additional miles of border fencing.