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Congress Avoids Government Shutdown — Temporarily

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have avoided a government shutdown – for now, at least.

Both chambers of Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap funding bill that came just hours before the deadline, avoiding a costly shutdown.

After the Senate voted 65-35 to approve the bill, the House followed with a 254-175 vote in favor of the measure, which now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.

The temporary measure keeps the government open through Dec. 3. Without the bill, the government faced a shutdown at midnight Friday.

“For this moment, this is one of the biggest problems that has faced us in the last while, making sure the government stays open, and now we can be sure it will,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Stacy M. Brown

I’ve worked for the Daily News of Los Angeles, the L.A. Times, Gannet and the Times-Tribune and have contributed to the Pocono Record, the New York Post and the New York Times. Television news opportunities have included: NBC, MSNBC, Scarborough Country, the Abrams Report, Today, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Imus in the Morning and Anderson Cooper 360. Radio programs like the Wendy Williams Experience, Tom Joyner Morning Show and the Howard Stern Show have also provided me the chance to share my views.

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