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Trump Signs One-Week Spending Bill, Averting Government Shutdown

  • Congress aims to finish full-year funding, Covid aid next week
  • Outlook for relief package cloudy amid liability impasse
The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump signed a one-week stopgap spending bill Friday, ahead of a midnight deadline to avert a federal government shutdown.

Funding is now extended until the end of the day on Dec. 18. U.S. lawmakers aim to complete a full-year $1.4 trillion spending bill combined with Covid-19 relief legislation by the new deadline.