Biden signs bill to keep government funded and avoid shutdown


The continuing resolution (CR) passed by the House and Senate earlier that day by large margins will fund the government’s current spending level until mid-November. The bill includes $16 billion for disaster relief but does not include any aid for Ukraine, nor changes to the border policy. It’s still plenty of time for Congress to pass the Government funding bills needed to fund the next fiscal. I urge them to act immediately. Let’s make sure it happens,” Biden

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(formerly Twitter) said, “Let’s ensure it works.” He added, “The American public expects their government to function. Let’s ensure it happens. “

Biden signing the bill into law caps a chaotic few weeks in Congress, and a day full of surprises in the Capitol.wrote on XLawmakers entered Saturday morning largely expecting a shutdown.

But after a failed vote on a GOP stopgap bill Friday, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) brought up an idea for the “clean” spending bill Saturday morning. The bill passed the House with a 335-91 bipartisan vote. And a total defeat for the extreme MAGA Republicans,” Jeffries said in a press conference.

The bill then overwhelmingly passed the Senate in an 88-9 vote.

Averting a shutdown has major ramifications for government operations and the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

It ensures military service members are paid, that no federal workers will be furloughed, that food assistance programs will continue uninterrupted, that national parks will remain open and that travel will not be impacted.

This story was updated at 12:07 am.