Biden signs bill to avert shutdown ahead of midnight deadline

September 30, 2021

(CNN)President Joe Biden on Thursday night signed Congress’ stopgap funding bill to avert a shutdown and extend government funding through December 3, according to the White House.The bill passed the House and Senate earlier in the day with a bipartisan vote.Government funding had been set to expire at midnight, but Democratic congressional leaders, who control both chambers of Congress, had projected confidence that the government would remain open.

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