Biden signs stopgap spending bill to prevent government shutdown
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.