Nov. 21 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a spending bill averting a a potential federal shutdown until December.
The measure will give Congress four extra weeks to produce a larger spending agreement, which has so far been hindered by disagreement over funding for the president's border wall.
The Senate passed the measure by a vote of 74-20 earlier Thursday.
"If we don't get it done and continue to slow-walk, we will be where we are today," said Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., the chairman of the Senate appropriations committee.
Lawmakers are still working on a bipartisan agreement involving 12 regular annual appropriations bills that are needed to fund the government. Congress passed a short-term extension at the end of September, which was set to expire at midnight Thursday.
Trump's push for a new wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is the same issue that led to a 35-day federal shutdown late last year.