Senate Passes Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown Risk

On Thursday, the Senate passed a short-term funding bill amid dispute over border wall funding that delays the risk of a government shutdown through Nov. 21.

The Senate voted 82-15 in favor of the continuing resolution after the House already passed it, and it will go to President Donald Trump next for his signature. The President is expected to sign it to prevent a government shutdown that would otherwise occur on Oct. 1 if such an appropriations bill was not enacted.

The continuing resolution delays the fight over the U.S.-Mexico border wall spending through Nov. 21, when the dispute may slowdown passage again just a week before Thanksgiving.

Senate passes funding bill to avert government shutdown


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