Biden Signs $1.2T Spending Bill To Keep Government Open

President Biden Holds News Conference After Summit with Chinese President Xi In San Francisco
WOODSIDE, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 15: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a news conference at the Filoli Estate on November 15, 2023 in Woodside, California. The news conference follows a meeting between Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' week, their first since meeting at the Indonesian island resort of Bali in November 2022. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
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OAN’s Abril Elfi
11:35 AM – Saturday, March 23, 2024

President Joe Biden has signed the $1.2 trillion spending package to keep the government open.


On Saturday, Biden signed the bill for the spending package just hours after it was passed by the senate. 

Biden praised the measure as a compromise, and “good news for the American people.”

“This agreement represents a compromise, which means neither side got everything it wanted,” Biden continued, emphasizing that it rejected “extreme cuts from House Republicans and expands access to child care, invests in cancer research, funds mental health and substance use care, advances American leadership abroad, and provides resources to secure the border that my Administration successfully fought to include. That’s good news for the American people.”

During his speech, Biden called on Congress, urging them to enact a border security agreement and a national security supplemental bill in the House.

“It’s time to get this done,” Biden said.

The House passed the legislation Friday with a bipartisan 286-134 vote, which spurred a push among some conservatives to oust Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.). 

The bill passed the Senate in a 74-24 vote early Saturday morning following hours of intense negotiations.

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