Tags: Obama | stopgap | spending

Obama Signs Short-Term Spending Bill Into Law

Sunday, 18 Dec 2011 09:50 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed into law a short-term spending bill that Congress approved to keep the government running until a full agreeement is finalized, the White House said on Saturday.

The temporary "continuing resolution," which the White House said Obama signed Saturday, provides a stopgap to Dec. 23 to give Obama time to sign a $915 billion spending bill that the Senate passed on Saturday.

That fuller spending bill funds federal activities through next September and had cleared the House of Representatives on Friday.

A number of government agencies, including the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency and Labor Department, faced the possibility of shutting down this weekend without the legislation to replenish their funding.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Author Phyllis Chesler: Obama 'Seems to be Siding With the Jihadists'

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 21:57 PM

The United States can never defeat the Islamic State and other terrorist groups until President Barack Obama realizes t . . .

State Senator Protesting Ferguson a Victim of Attempted Carjacking

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 19:56 PM

A Missouri state senator and gun-control advocate who has protested police actions in Ferguson surrounding the Michael B . . .

Report Questions if Dempsey Should Quit Over Obama's ISIS Strategy

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 18:57 PM

The Obama administration's strategy of using only airstrikes against the Islamic State is frustrating military leaders,  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved