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Biden signs spending bill to avert partial government shutdown, White House says

U.S. President Biden attends a campaign event at Strath Haven Middle School in Wallingford

(Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday signed a spending bill that averted a partial government shutdown, the White House said in a statement.

Biden acted after the U.S. Senate on Friday approved spending legislation for several government agencies just hours before current funding was due to expire.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Daniel Wallis)