Senate Sends Government Funding Bill to The House

The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to fund the government, moving to narrowly avoid a shutdown poised to start at midnight.

Senators voted 65-35 to fund the government through Dec. 3, as well as provide emergency funding for disaster relief and Afghan refugee relocation.

The bill still needs to be passed by the House and signed by President Biden by midnight in order to avert a government shutdown that would otherwise start on Friday.

“The continuing resolution contains a number of key items that Republicans called for. That includes supplemental funds to help resettle vetted Afghan refugees and hurricane recovery,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), adding that it was “encouraging progress.”

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