By Bridget Johnson - 12/18/10 03:02 AM EST
The Senate unanimously approved a three-day continuing resolution Friday night to keep the government funded until Dec. 21.
The bill, which passed the House earlier in the day, swiftly went to President Obama for his signature. The current continuing resolution expires Saturday.
The 72-hour patch passed by House lawmakers meant that the lower chamber will return for more work next week.
The Senate plans on working through the weekend on several bills, and lawmakers were busy delivering floor speeches late into Friday night.