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Biden Signs Temporary Funding Bill to Prevent Government Shutdown

The bill keeps the government funded through Dec. 3, 2021

Congress avoided a government shutdown Thursday hours before funding would have lapsed.

President Joe Biden signed a short-term appropriations bill that will keep the government running through Dec. 3. Washington had to beat a midnight Thursday deadline to prevent a shutdown of some federal operations. In a statement after he signed the measure, Biden said it "meets critical and urgent needs of the nation." He added that "there's so much more to do."

The Senate and House approved the funding legislation earlier Thursday. The Senate passed it in a 65-35 vote as all 50 Democrats backed it and 15 Republicans joined them.

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