Trump signs stopgap bill to avoid U.S. government shutdown

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(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an interim financing bill that would keep the federal government open until December 11, the White House said in a statement.

Trump signed the measure shortly after government funding ran out at midnight.

The law would maintain current funding levels for most programs, preventing government shutdown amid a pandemic just weeks before the November 3 presidential election.

It would also give lawmakers more time to work out budget details for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, including for military operations, health care, national parks, space programs and airport security. and borders.

On Tuesday, the Senate voted 82-6 on a procedural motion to advance the interim finance bill.

The Democratic-led House of Representatives approved the measure a week ago after Democrats reached a deal with the White House and Republicans on aid to farmers and nutritional assistance for children.

Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Edited by Shri Navaratnam and Peter Graff

Original © Thomson Reuters

Originally posted 2020-10-01 02:46:09.

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