President Obama signs bill to fund government through December 11

President Barack Obama at the United Nations General Assembly on September 28, 2015. Photo from White House / Facebook

President Barack Obama signed H.R.719, the Continuing Appropriations Act, into law on Wednesday to avert a shutdown of the federal government.

Obama took action after the
House passed by the bill by a vote of 277 to 151 in the afternoon. The Senate voted 78 to 20 earlier in the day.

The bill funds the government through December 11. It maintains funding at basically the same levels as the last fiscal year so the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service won't be seeing any significant increases for the time being.

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