Obama signs temporary funding bill to avert shutdown: White House

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December 17, 2015

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed emergency legislation to fund the government beyond midnight when existing money expires, the White House said in a statement.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the climate agreement at the White House in Washington, December 12, 2015.

December 17, 2015

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed emergency legislation to fund the government beyond midnight when existing money expires, the White House said in a statement.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the climate agreement at the White House in Washington, December 12, 2015.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Senate and the House of Representatives each passed the bill, which extends the temporary appropriations through Tuesday, Dec. 22.

The measure gives Congress more time to finish a $1.15 trillion bill to pay for federal programs through September 2016.


Courtesy: Reuters