Government Shutdown Congress

Posted on AllSides September 30th, 2023
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The threat of a federal government shutdown ended late Saturday night after Congress approved a temporary funding bill to keep federal agencies open until Nov. 17. The bill passed just hours before the midnight deadline and was sent to President Joe Biden to sign. The package drops aid for Ukraine but adds money for U.S. disaster assistance. House approval came after Speaker Kevin McCarthy abandoned plans for steep spending cuts and relied on Democratic help. It was a head-spinning turnaround after days of House chaos. The Senate passed the package...

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