President Donald Trump signed a two-day government funding bill into law Friday night as Congress tries to buy time to strike a spending and coronavirus relief deal.
The president inked the legislation to keep the government running about an hour-and-a-half before a midnight deadline to pass spending legislation.
The stopgap measure would fund federal operations through Sunday until 12:01 a.m. ET Monday morning while congressional leaders try to finalize a full-year funding and coronavirus relief package.
The House passed a two-day stopgap spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown. Senate action isn’t guaranteed but appears likely before the midnight deadline. https://t.co/NWairqEHDU
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