US President Barack Obama signs budget bill that lifts threat of United States debt default

US President Barack Obama signs the bipartisan budget bill 2015 into law in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC on Monday
US President Barack Obama signs the bipartisan budget bill 2015 into law in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC on MondayPHOTO: EPA

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Barack Obama on Monday signed into a law a two-year budget blueprint passed by Congress last week that also lifts the threat of a default on U.S. government debt.

In a brief signing ceremony in the Oval Office, Obama noted lawmakers would still need to pass spending bills, but said he was confident they could get them done on time, and that the bill should free the nation from last-minute government shutdown threats.