Biden signs bill keeping government open through March

President Joe Biden signed on Friday the continuing resolution to fund the government through March and avoid a weekend shutdown, according to the White House.

The legislation extended four government appropriations packages through March 1 and the remaining eight appropriations packages through March 8. Both the Senate and House of Representatives voted to pass the legislation on Thursday, just one day before the previous continuing resolution was set to expire.

“We have good news for America — there will not be a shutdown on Friday,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Thursday ahead of the Senate vote on the bill. “It’s precisely what Americans want to see — both sides working together and governing responsibly. No chaos, no spectacle, no shutdown.”

The New York Democrat, alongside other members of the “Big Four” congressional leaders, met with Biden at
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