Biden Signs Gov't Funding Bill Into Law, Averts Shutdown (AP)
Friday, 03 December 2021 01:46 PM
President Joe Biden on Friday signed legislation funding federal agencies through mid-February, the White House said, averting a government shutdown after some Republicans had threatened a standoff over COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
The law funds the U.S. government through Feb. 18, giving the narrowly divided Congress another 11 weeks to either hammer out a longer-term funding plan or another short-term fix.
In White House remarks earlier, Biden said Congress should now work toward a bipartisan agreement on a full funding bill.