Obama signs one-week bill to keep Homeland Security funded
The United States Department of Homeland Security avoided a partial shutdown after Congress passed a one-week funding extension, hours before a midnight deadline.
The House of Representatives voted 357-60 in favour of a short-term bill that was earlier passed in the Senate.
It was signed by President Barack Obama shortly afterwards.
This will ensure that the department's 250,000 employees will be paid while a longer-term funding agreement is discussed.