The Senate lifted the threat of a government shutdown

The approved bill will allow the government to work until December 11.

The US Senate has approved a government spending bill that will allow Federal agencies to continue working. Otherwise, the Federal government would have shut down in a few hours.

The bill was sent to President Donald Trump, who signed it.

The passage of the bill by an overwhelming majority (84 for and ten against) demonstrates the desire of both parties to maintain government funding in the face of a global pandemic that has increased the dependence of many Americans on Federal authorities.

The bill passed a few hours before midnight, when the annual spending law expired, leaving Federal agencies without money to continue working. It extends government funding until December 11, a date that comes a month after the election.