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Senate passes government funding package to avoid government shutdown

President Biden signs government funding package to avoid government shutdown

By Stef W. Kight and Stephen Neukam, Axios

President Biden signed a $1.2 trillion spending package Saturday, avoiding a government shutdown even though the Senate vote was two hours after the midnight deadline.

Why it matters: The package, which the House approved on Friday, will fund federal agencies such as the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense and Labor through the end of September.

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