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House moves to avert shutdown, but border wall fight dominates spending talks

8 monthes ago   |   By Politico

The House passed a stopgap spending bill on Tuesday to keep the government open for four additional weeks, diminishing the chances of a paralyzing government-wide shutdown before Thanksgiving but also punting a tough decision on border wall spending. The lower chamber approved the short-term spending fix in a 231-192. The Senate is expected to clear the measure before federal funding dries up on Thursday night. President Donald Trump is expected to sign off on the bill, which runs through Dec. 20 , since it doesn't impose new restrictions on border wall spending. While Congress has nearly...
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Federal Government Shutdown Closer to Being Averted With House Vote

Federal Government Shutdown Closer to Being Averted With House Vote

8 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

The U.S. House has voted to keep the government funded until Dec. 20 and avoid a shutdown when current spending authority runs out after midnight Thursday.
The stopgap spending bill, approved Tuesday on a 231-192 vote, is set to be taken up by the Senate this week, and President Donald Trump will sign it by the deadline, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor.
The temporary measure, known as a continuing resolution, is necessary because lawmakers still haven't agreed on the 12 annual spending bills needed to fund federal agencies for the rest of the fiscal year that began...
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