WASHINGTON — President Obama has signed into law a short-term extension of federal government spending, including funds for bond-related programs, through March 4. The continuing resolution will prevent a government shutdown and continue programs until after Republicans assume control of the House and begin wielding more power in the Senate.

The measure provides fiscal 2011 appropriations at basically the same funding levels as Congress provided in fiscal 2010, but with an additional $1.16 billion.

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