Political and Legislative

Biden Signs a Stopgap Funding Bill to Keep Government Funded and Avoid a Shutdown

President Biden on Saturday night signed a stopgap funding bill, avoiding a government shutdown right before the midnight deadline.

The continuing resolution (CR), passed by both the House and Senate by wide margins earlier in the day, will continue funding the government at its current spending levels into mid-November. It includes $16 billion in disaster relief, but no aid for Ukraine or changes to border policy.

“I just signed a law to keep the government open for 47 days. There’s plenty of time to pass Government funding bills for the next fiscal year, and I strongly urge Congress to get to work right away. The American people expect their government to work. Let’s make sure it does,” Biden wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Read the source article at The Hill

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