Congress Averts U.S. Government Shutdown With 11th Hour Short-Term Funding Bill

Posted on AllSides September 30th, 2023
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Three hours before a potential government shutdown, the House and Senate did what no one thought possible just 24 hours prior—approve a last minute short-term spending bill on Saturday that provides $16 billion for disaster relief and prevents millions of federal employees from being furloughed, at least until Nov. 17. The 45-day stopgap funding package was hastily put together by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), will keep federal agencies open, but does not provide aid to Ukraine. After weeks of escalting rhetoric by the House Republican Freedom Caucus, approximately twenty...

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