House Passes Senate Continuing Resolution, Averting Shutdown

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The House of Representatives on Sept. 30 passed a continuing resolution (CR) hammered out in the Senate, likely averting the nation from a government shutdown with just hours to spare.

The legislation passed the lower chamber by a mostly party-line vote of 226–200, but with the support of 10 Republicans. The evening before, the Senate approved the CR by a bipartisan vote of 72–25. It will now head to President Joe Biden’s desk, where it is likely to be signed before midnight.

The CR, which maintains current spending levels through Dec. 16, also provides more than $15 billion in additional U.S. aid to Ukraine in its war against Russia.

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