The manhunt for two escaped Florida prisoners was launched after officials noticed Tuesday that the men, both convicted murderers, were released from prison based on forged court documents.
In his post-government shutdown speech, President Obama suggested the best way for Republicans to get what they want is to win an election. Conservatives saw the remark as gloating.
President Obama signed the measure into law shortly after midnight Thursday. But it leaves open the possibility that the whole thing can happen again in a few short months.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid and minority leader Mitch McConnell expected to wrap up their negotiations in time to hold votes on the package Wednesday. The deal was expected to mirror one that Senate leaders discussed over the weekend.