Obama Signs Legislation Funding Government through Sept. 30
December 19, 2011
The Senate passed a nine-month fiscal 2012 spending bill Saturday, 67-32, eliminating the risk of government shutdowns until next fall.
President Obama signed the measure into law Saturday afternoon.
The vote came on a conference report of an omnibus spending package. Democrats this week held up a deal on the measure while negotiating over a payroll-tax holiday for workers and other year-end measures.