Updated Feb 19, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Biden signs stopgap spending bill to prevent government shutdown

President Biden. Photographer: Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Biden signed a bipartisan bill to extend government funding on Friday that would prevent a government shutdown.

Why it matters: Government funding was set to expire on Friday, but the Senate voted 65-27 on Thursday to pass a stopgap measure to avoid a shutdown. The resolution extends funding through March 11 while Congress works the details of a full-year spending package. 

  • The House voted last week to pass the bill, which now goes to President Biden to be signed into law.
  • Congress passed a similar stopgap measure in December.

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Editor's note: This story was updated to note that President Biden signed the bill that was passed on Thursday.

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