Congress Staves Off Government Shutdown… for One Week


Congress has approved a bill that will temporarily avoid the possibility that the government will shut down.

Over the past week, Congressional Republicans and Democrats have been sparring over the omnibus bill that will determine how the government will appropriate money until the end of the fiscal year. On Friday, the House of Representatives voted 382-30 to pass a short-term extension that will keep the government functional for at least one more week. The Senate voted in favor of it as well.

Negotiations for a bipartisan agreement were foiled this week. Democrats were concerned about sustaining the Affordable Care Act, while the White House was attempting to get funding for the president’s proposed wall on the Mexican border.

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