Late Saturday, the United States House and Senate averted a shutdown with just hours to spare. This capped a dramatic few days that began with a lapse in government funding appearing all but inevitable.
The Senate voted 88-9 to pass a “clean” continuing resolution (CR) that funds the government at current levels through November 17 and gives the White House $16 billion it requested for natural disaster funding. Earlier on Saturday, the House passed the measure in a bipartisan vote by a margin of 335-91.
The bill was signed by President Biden just in time to keep the government open until a few days before Thanksgiving. A long-term solution however still needs to be resolved. The long-term solution will include earmarks for local governments.
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