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Obama signs bill averting government shutdown

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The short-term spending bill was passed overnight by both houses of Congress and keeps the government operating until Friday. Its signing was announced in a news release, in contrast to the dramatics earlier this week.

President Obama at the White House after he spoke regarding the budget and averted government shutdown Friday. (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)

President Obama signed the short-term spending bill that averted a government shutdown, the White House announced Saturday.

The measure, passed overnight by both houses of Congress, keeps the government operating until Friday. In a sharp contrast to the week of political sturm und drang, the signing was announced in a news release.

Earlier, Obama called on Republicans and Democrats to work together and be willing to compromise on the difficult economic and social problems ahead as they did to avert a government shutdown just hours earlier.

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April 9, 2011 - Posted by | Updates | , , ,

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