Trump signs temporary spending bill into law to avoid government shutdown
Updated 13:23, 21-Dec-2020

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a temporary spending bill into law on Sunday night to avoid a government shutdown, the White House said in a statement.

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously earlier on Sunday to pass a one-day federal funding extension to avoid a government shutdown at midnight, giving lawmakers more time to pass a $900 billion COVID-19 aid package tied to a larger government spending bill.

The measure has already passed the House of Representatives and now heads to President Donald Trump to sign into law.

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