Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill, Averts Shutdown

Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill, Averts Shutdown

The Republican-held Senate passed a temporary government-wide spending bill that would keep federal agencies up and running through 20 December and avert a government shutdown after Midnight Thursday.

The spending bill, passed by a 74-20 vote, would keep federal the government open for another month in hopes the additional time will help negotiators wrap up more than $1.4-T in unfinished appropriations bills.

The vote sends the measure to President Trump for his signature.

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