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Trump Signs Stopgap Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump signed a stopgap spending bill in the early hours of Thursday to extend government funding through to Dec. 11, averting a government shutdown as the new fiscal year began at midnight. The bill was approved in the Senate by a bipartisan 84-10 vote late Wednesday. Trump signed the bill shortly after returning from a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota. The temporary spending bill—H.R. 8337, the "Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act"—is required to maintain current funding levels to keep federal agencies running and extend most programs because the Senate has not acted on any of the 12 annual spending bills for the fiscal year that Read More From Source

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