Biden Signs Gov’t Funding Bill Into Law, Averts Shutdown

Biden Signs Gov't Funding Bill Into Law, Averts Shutdown 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.

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