WASHINGTON — President Obama yesterday signed a one-month stopgap measure to keep the U.S. government — including bond-related programs — from shutting down while Congress tries to move forward with annual appropriations bills.

The continuing resolution, which was approved by the Senate on Wednesday and the House last Friday, keeps federal transportation programs funded at fiscal 2009 levels. It also gives the House and Senate a one-month buffer during which they can decide how long they should delay approving a new transportation law.

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