President Signs Stopgap Spending Bill

He called it the “bare minimum.” 

On Friday, President Biden signed the short-term continuing resolution that will keep the government fully funded through February 18, avoiding a partial government shutdown that would have occurred at midnight Friday. 

The resolution had been passed by both the House and Senate on Thursday, largely along party lines. 

On signing the bill, President Biden said, “Funding the government isn’t a great achievement. It’s the bare minimum of what we need to get done.” However, the president added that “in these times, a bipartisan cooperation is worth recognition,” and thanked Senators Schumer and McConnell and House Speaker Pelosi for “getting this done.” 

He urged Congress to use the additional time to pass spending measures to fund the government through the end of this fiscal year (September 30, 2022). 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the House and Senate as they consider other legislation before them such as the Build Back Better Act. 
  • For Congress as they review and vote on appropriation bills.
  • For the president and administration to consider restraint in government spending during a time of inflation. 

Sources: National Review, The Hill 


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