U.S. Congress Approves Stopgap Bill To Avert Government Shutdown

Congress has passed a temporary funding measure that will keep federal agencies operating until the new year, days before the US faced a government shutdown.

The Senate passed the stopgap bill by a vote of 87-11 Wednesday night after the House passed it earlier this week.

President Joe Biden is expected to sign the bill before Friday’s deadline.

This is the second time this year Republican dissension has brought government to the brink of shutdown.

The bill extends funding until January 19 for priorities that include the Department of Energy, military construction, veterans’ affairs, transportation, and housing. Other items not covered by the first step are funded until February 2.

Despite, Mr. Biden’s $106 billion national security funding request that includes money for Israel, Ukraine and the southern border, Congress’s proposal did not include additional aid for any of those items.

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 Edited by Jesus Chan

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