US President Joe Biden (Photo by Lenin Nolly/NurPhoto via AP)

Biden signs stop­gap fund­ing through next week as ne­go­tia­tors prep for larg­er om­nibus bill

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden this af­ter­noon signed a stop­gap fund­ing bill that will keep the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment open through the end of next week while House and Sen­ate ap­pro­pri­a­tors hash out a year-long so­lu­tion.

The Sen­ate yes­ter­day evening passed the stop­gap bill by a vote of 71-19, fol­low­ing a House vote on Wednes­day of 224-201 in fa­vor. The bill in­cludes sev­er­al punt­ed reau­tho­riza­tions for an­oth­er week. The pro­vi­sions in­clude $6.9 mil­lion in or­phan drug grants for next year and an­oth­er $5.7 mil­lion for the reau­tho­riza­tion of the Best Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals for Chil­dren pro­gram.

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