House and Senate Approve Temporary Spending Bill To Avoid Gov't Shutdown
WASHINGTON -- Congress is approving a stop-gap spending measure to continue funding of the federal government for two weeks.
Lawmakers have been working to get a plan approved before a midnight Friday deadline, when a shutdown would be triggered. The House passed the bill 235-to-193 and the Senate passed it hours later.
It would fund the government through December 22nd. If it's signed, lawmakers would work on longer-term spending legislation.
"I am no fan of this type of short-term continuing resolution, but the White House asked for my support and I was glad to give it,” Indiana Congressman Luke Messer said in a statement. “Their hope is this continuing resolution will provide time for a path forward to fund our military and border security in a responsible manner.”
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