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Government Shutdown Averted as Biden Signs Stopgap Funding Bill

Sept. 30, 2022, 10:33 PM

President Joe Biden on Friday signed a short-term spending bill, which includes $12 billion in aid to Ukraine as well as US disaster relief, hours before a midnight deadline that would have shut down much of the government.

The stopgap bill, approved by the US House earlier in the day and by the Senate on Thursday, will finance the government until Dec. 16.

The measure’s passage buys lawmakers time until after the November midterm elections. But Republican opposition in the House forecasts potential turmoil when the legislation expires, especially if the GOP wins control of one or both chambers.

Republicans ...