Averting government shutdown, Biden signs bill hours before deadline

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  • Source: NBC News
  • 10/01/2021
WASHINGTON β€” President Biden signed the government funding bill on Thursday, hours after congressional lawmakers rushed to pass the measure before the shutdown deadline.

The House and Senate passed a stopgap government funding measure earlier on Thursday before the midnight cutoff.

The House voted 254-175 to advance the measure. Just hours earlier, the Senate voted 65-35 β€” a display of bipartisanship in both chambers.

"We are very, very proud of this legislation," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. said. "It's just a remarkable thing to think of all the things that we can do working together for the people."
President Joe Biden by The White House is licensed under flickr U.S. Government Works

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