House Passes Seven-Week Spending Bill in Hopes Of Avoiding October Shutdown

On Thursday, the House approved 301-123 a stopgap spending measure that will keep agencies afloat through Nov. 21 and avoid a shutdown in October. 

The measure will now move to the Senate, where lawmakers are at odds over how to proceed with their own spending legislation. Democratic leadership in the House opted to move forward with the continuing resolution to give the two chambers more time to pass their own appropriations bills and subsequently reconcile the differences between them. 

House passes short-term funding measure to avert October shutdown


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