Congress quickly passed a continuing resolution Thursday that extends current appropriations levels through Dec. 3, avoiding a government shutdown for now.

President Joe Biden signed the measure just hours before the fiscal year ended at midnight.

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) said during the debate that the stopgap bill is not a permanent solution.

“I look forward to soon beginning negotiations with my counterparts across the aisle and across the Capitol to complete full-year government funding bills that reverse decades of disinvestment,” DeLauro said.

FEMA photo by K.C. Wilsey