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Washington — President Trump signed a stopgap government spending bill just after midnight Thursday that funds the government into December, averting a partial government shutdown.
The measure was passed with bipartisan support by the Senate on Wednesday and approved by the House last week. It was sent to the White House on Wednesday evening and signed by Mr. Trump after he returned to Washington, D.C., from a campaign swing through Minnesota, White House spokesman Judd Deere said.
The bill, known as a continuing resolution, keeps the government funded through December 11 and delays further congressional debate on routine government spending until after the presidential election. Negotiations over a new relief bill to address the coronavirus crisis are continuing.
While funding officially lapsed at midnight and Mr. Trump signed the bill after the deadline, federal operations were unaffected.
The spending bill is the result of a bipartisan deal between Treasury Secretary
President Donald Trump signed Thursday a spending bill that averts a government shutdown and extends funding weeks beyond the November 3 presidential election, after Democrats reached a deal with the White House and Republicans.
The bipartisan text easily cleared the Senate Wednesday by 84 votes to 10 a week after it passed the House of Representatives.
It then went to Trump, who signed the so-called Continuing Resolution in the wee hours of Thursday, White House spokesman Judd Deere said.
Trump needed to sign the stop-gap measure by 11:59 pm Wednesday to avoid a partial government shutdown, as fiscal year 2021 technically begins on October 1.
He signed shortly after midnight, after returning from campaign stops, so technically there was in fact a mini-shutdown.
The short-term legislation keeps government federal agencies operating at current funding levels until December 11, easing pressure on Congress — and presidential candidates Trump and Democrat Joe
(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed a stopgap funding bill on Thursday that would keep the federal government open through December 11, the White House said in a statement.
Trump signed the measure into law shortly after government funding ran out at midnight.
The law would maintain current funding levels for most programs, avoiding a government shutdown in the middle of a pandemic just weeks ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.
It would also give lawmakers more time to work out budget details for the fiscal year that ends on Sept. 30 2021, including for military operations, healthcare, national parks, space programs, and airport and border security.
On Tuesday, the
President Trump has signed a bill to fund the government through Dec. 11, averting the possibility of a government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts Thursday.
Trump signed the bill, which was approved by sweeping bipartisan agreement Wednesday, into law early Thursday morning shortly after returning from campaigning in Minnesota.
The temporary extension will set the stage for a lame-duck session of Congress later this year, where the agenda will be largely determined by the outcome of the presidential election.
The measure would keep the government running through Dec. 11 and passed by a 84-10 vote. The House passed the bill last week.
The stopgap spending bill is required because the GOP-controlled Senate has not acted on any of the 12 annual spending bills that fund the 30% of the government’s budget that is passed by Congress each year. If Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins the White House in
(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump signed stopgap spending legislation early Thursday to avert a government shutdown weeks before the presidential election, the White House said.
The spending authority of the U.S. had lapsed at midnight. The White House announced that he had signed the bill shortly after he returned from a campaign trip to Minnesota.
The bill will keep the government operating through Dec. 11 at current spending levels. The Senate on Wednesday approved the bill, which easily passed the House last week.
Congressional Democrats and Republicans, along with White House officials, last week removed the final stumbling block, by agreeing to provide aid to farmers and more food assistance for low-income families.
The bill provides as much as $30 billion for the Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corp., which the administration has used to send virus relief payments to farmers. Democrats got
The Senate passed a resolution with broad bipartisan support Wednesday to fund the government through Dec. 11, averting the possibility of a shutdown before the new fiscal year begins at midnight.
Trump, who was holding a re-election rally in Minnesota, was expected to sign the measure when he returned to the White House. The stopgap measure passed by an 84-10 vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. The Democratic-controlled House passed the legislation, known as a continuing resolution, last week on a 359-57 vote.
The legislation includes a bailout for farmers — which Trump and Republicans fought to include — in exchange for boosts in funding for nutrition benefits for poor families requested by Democrats. It also continues to fund various parts of the federal government.
Farming and food benefits for poor families appeared to be the only coronavirus-related items included in the resolution as top
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate approved on Wednesday a temporary funding bill to keep the government open through Dec. 11, sending the measure to President Donald Trump for signing into law.
Government funding runs out at midnight Wednesday (0400 GMT on Thursday). The legislation, which had previously passed the House of Representatives, and passed the Senate on a vote of 84-10, continues funding most programs at current levels.
Assuming Trump signs the bill, it will avoid a government shutdown in the middle of a pandemic and ahead of the Nov. 3 U.S. elections.
All 10 senators voting against the bill were Republicans.
The measure generally maintains current spending levels and gives lawmakers more time to work out budget details for the fiscal year that ends on Sept. 30 2021, including for military operations, healthcare, national parks, space programs, and airport and border security.
The legislation’s Dec. 11 end date
The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution with broad bipartisan support to fund the government through Dec. 11, averting the possibility of a shutdown before the new fiscal year begins at midnight.
Trump, who is holding a re-election rally in Minnesota, is expected to sign the measure before the deadline. The stopgap measure passed by an 84-10 vote in the GOP-controlled Senate. The Democratic-controlled House passed the legislation, known as a continuing resolution or “CR,” last week with a 359-57 vote.
The legislation includes a bailout for farmers — which Trump and Republicans fought to have included — in exchange for boosts in funding to nutrition benefits to poor families requested by Democrats. It also continues to fund various parts of the federal government.
Farming and food benefits to poor families appeared to be the only coronavirus-related items included in the resolution as top
- The Senate passed a temporary spending bill to prevent a shutdown before the end of the month and keep the government running into December.
- Once President Donald Trump signs the legislation into law, it will avoid a federal funding lapse during a pandemic and weeks before the 2020 election.
- Congress has turned its attention to an elusive fifth coronavirus stimulus plan and the fight over whether to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court before the Nov. 3 election.
The Senate passed a bill Wednesday to fund the government into December and prevent