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House Passes Bill to Avert Government Shutdown, Measure Heads to Senate

Posted on AllSides February 29th, 2024
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House lawmakers approved a temporary spending bill to prevent a partial government shutdown this weekend, with Speaker Mike Johnson (R., La.) forced once again to turn to a coalition made up mostly of Democrats to pass it.

The vote was 320 to 99, with slightly more than half of Republicans joining with almost all Democrats to support the measure.

Some House Republicans had emerged from a closed-door meeting ahead of the vote saying they were frustrated that Johnson was asking them to support another deadline extension without more spending cuts...

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