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Government Shutdown Averted as Biden Signs Stopgap Funding Bill

  • Measure provides $12 billion in fresh assistance to Ukraine
  • Bill will finance the government until after midterm elections
Chuck Schumer speaks during a news conference following the weekly Democratic caucus luncheon at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Sept. 28.

Chuck Schumer speaks during a news conference following the weekly Democratic caucus luncheon at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Sept. 28.

Photographer: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden on Friday signed a short-term spending bill, which includes $12 billion in aid to Ukraine as well as US disaster relief, hours before a midnight deadline that would have shut down much of the government.

The stopgap bill, approved by the US House earlier in the day and by the Senate on Thursday, will finance the government until Dec. 16.