US president signs bill to continue funding federal government


US President Joe Biden has signed a bill to continue funding the federal government, which was earlier passed by both houses of the Congress, the White House said in a press release, Paralel.Az reports.

"On Friday, March 1, 2024, the President signed into law H.R. 7463, the ‘Extension of Continuing Appropriations and Other Matters Act, 2024,’ which provides fiscal year 2024 appropriations to federal agencies for continuing projects and activities funded in four of the 12 annual appropriations bills through March 8, 2024. For the remaining 8 annual appropriations bills, the CR provides funding through March 22, 2024," the document reads.

The move will make it possible to avert a government shutdown on March 8. In addition, it will allow lawmakers to continue working to agree on a full-fledged budget for the federal government for the entire fiscal year.

On January 19, the US president signed a stopgap bill funding the federal government through early March. Just like a similar document signed on November 17, 2023, the document did not mention aid to Ukraine and Israel.