The Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) late Wednesday night that funds federal agencies through early next year, temporarily averting a government shutdown just before the holidays.
The bill passed 87-11, with 10 Republicans voting against it and only one Democrat voting against it. Republican Sens. John Cornyn and Tim Scott were absent from the vote.
CR passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday by an overwhelming majority of 336-95.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York called Wednesday “a very, very good night for the American people,” and later announced that a government shutdown had been averted.
House passes government shutdown avoidance bill, giving Rep. Johnson his first major victory in Congress.
Newly-elected House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) on Saturday announced plans for the administration to set more targeted goals and work to prevent Congress from bundling all 12 spending bills into one. It proposed a plan to create two separate deadlines for funding different sectors. A large “omnibus” package.
Johnson unveils plan to avoid government shutdown and prevent ‘huge spending’
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Bill. Agriculture; Energy and Water. Transportation and housing and urban development must be finalized by January 19th, and the remaining eight spending bills must be decided by February 2nd.
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House and Senate leaders agreed that another short-term extension is needed to prioritize government spending for fiscal year 2023 in order to meet the midnight deadline Friday.
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