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October 01, 2023

Government Shutdown Averted at 11th Hour

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President Biden signed a short-term bipartisan spending bill hours before the midnight deadline that averts a government shutdown. Earlier, the Senate voted to pass the bill following the House’s vote to pass the bill. The bill keeps the government funded until Nov. 17.

“Tonight, bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate voted to keep the government open, preventing an unnecessary crisis that would have inflicted needless pain on millions of hardworking Americans,” Biden said in a statement Saturday.

JUST IN: The Senate has passed a short-term bill to keep the government funded into November, hours ahead of the shutdown deadline. It now heads to the White House and President Biden is expected to sign it.

— CNN (@CNN) October 1, 2023

JUST IN: President Biden has signed the short-term bipartisan spending bill to avert a government shutdown, setting the stage for another possible showdown in mid-November

— CNN (@CNN) October 1, 2023

The government will now continue operating until November 17. Here’s what you should know.

— CNN (@CNN) October 1, 2023

We stopped MAGA Republicans from shutting down the government and saved aid to WIC, Head Start & SNAP. We didn’t let Trump and Putin’s little helpers “burn it all down,” as feared, but they did momentarily block aid to Ukraine. We’ll deal with that next week.

— Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) September 30, 2023

My full statement on today’s vote to avert a government shutdown:

— Rep. David Trone (@RepDavidTrone) September 30, 2023