Congress passes two-week funding bill one day before government shutdown threat

December 8, 2017

1060x600-2f514fdad6d480605c164b9b062173dbThe House and Senate late Thursday approved a short-term funding bill that would keep the federal government operating through Dec. 22, providing more time for both parties to negotiate with President Trump on a full fiscal 2018 spending deal.

The bill would keep the federal government open past Friday, when funding expires, and it passed the House shortly after Republican and Democratic leaders met with the president to start discussing a long-term deal.

House Republicans managed to pass the bill in a 235-193 vote, despite some objections from a faction of their most conservative wing, and warnings from Democratic leaders that they won’t support any spending bill until a deal is done that funds the government for the rest of fiscal year 2018.

The Senate cleared the bill, by a tally of 81 to 14, later in the evening, sending the measure to President Trump’s desk ahead of a Dec. 8 deadline.

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