Biden signs bill to avoid government shutdown in final hour

Senate passes stopgap funding measure with more Democratic support than Republican.

President Biden signs bill into law shortly before midnight deadline.

Bill keeps government funded until Nov. 17.Bill keeps FAA funded through year's end.

Bill notably lacks any funding for Ukraine, spending cuts, or border policy changes.

Bill is a "clean" continuing resolution, meaning it does not include any controversial policy riders.

Bill is a temporary measure, and Congress will need to pass a more comprehensive budget by the end of the year.

Avoiding a government shutdown was a major priority for both Democrats and Republicans.

The bill's passage is a sign that Congress is capable of working together on important issues.

The bill's passage also provides relief to federal employees and contractors who were facing the possibility of a furlough.