Government shutdown averted as Biden signs last-minute bipartisan bill approved Saturday night on Capitol Hill
The US government avoided a disastrous shut down Saturday, after Congress passed a last-minute, short-term funding bill and President Joe Biden signed it just before midnight, according to reports.
The Senate approved the stopgap funding measure, known as a continuing resolution, or CR, by a final vote of 88-9, hours after the House passed it 335-91, with votes from both sides of the isle.
Biden finally signed it with just minutes to go before many government operations would have shut down.
“Tonight, bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate voted...