Trump did not sign the bill, which was passed in the House last week and in the Senate on Wednesday, until he returned from a rally in Minnesota after midnight.
The White House told the agencies not to close despite the fact that the legal funds went out at midnight because Trump expected his return to be signed quickly, as Politico previously reported. A similar lapse occurred for several hours in February of 2018, with little results.
The continuing resolution will allow the government to start functioning from midnight in the new fiscal year, continuing until December 11.
The bill, which was passed in the House last week and in the Senate on Wednesday evening, represented a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation in the bitter run-up to the election.
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Nevertheless, the parties had to come to an agreement to raise funds for the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), which Republicans said was an important program for farmers and Democrats said the use as a slush fund for political priorities Was being done
They agreed to ban its use, prohibit payment of fossil fuel refiners and importers, and add $ 8 billion to nutrition programs.
While the measure puts the lame duck off potential until session, Congress and the White House will have to finalize the 12 annual spending bill or approve additional extensions coming on December 11.
The House passed 10 of 12 bills with party votes in the first summer, but the Senate has yet to unveil a single bill amid hot button issues such as police reform and COVID relief.
Congress’ next steps are likely to depend on whether Democrats control the White House and Senate in the November election.