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House passes short-term funding bill to avert government shutdown

Posted on AllSides December 15th, 2022
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The House on Wednesday passed a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown, kicking Friday’s funding deadline to next week to allow lawmakers more time to strike a deal on spending for the remainder of fiscal 2023.

The continuing resolution passed in a 224-201 vote. It now heads to the Senate, where it must pass and be sent to President Biden’s desk before midnight on Friday to avoid a shutdown.

The measure will keep the government funded at current levels until Dec. 23.

Nine Republicans voted with Democrats in...

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