White House: Emergency Documents signed to prevent US government shutdown

By REUTERS
December 17, 2015 03:43

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed emergency legislation to fund the government beyond midnight when existing money expires, the White House said in a statement.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Senate and the House of Representatives each passed the bill, which extends the temporary appropriations through Tuesday, Dec. 22.The measure gives Congress more time to finish a $1.15 trillion bill to pay for federal programs through September 2016.


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