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Trump Signs Stopgap Funding Bill to Avert a Government Shutdown

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U.S. President Donald Trump exits the Oval Office in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 30.

U.S. President Donald Trump exits the Oval Office in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 30.

Photographer: Yuri Gripas/Abaca

President Donald Trump signed stopgap spending legislation early Thursday to avert a government shutdown weeks before the presidential election, the White House said.

The spending authority of the U.S. had lapsed at midnight. The White House announced that he had signed the bill shortly after he returned from a campaign trip to Minnesota.