Congress passes spending stopgap, averting a shutdown hours before midnight deadline

Members of the House and Senate raced to pass a spending bill ahead of the shutdown deadline. The Senate voted 88 to 9 to approve a stopgap spending bill to fund the federal government through Nov. 17, narrowly averting a shutdown by a midnight deadline. The bill now heads to President Biden’s desk for his signature.

The legislation also includes $16 billion in emergency disaster assistance requested by the White House and extends authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration through the end of the year. It does not include any additional aid to Ukraine, despite widespread bipartisan support for that […]

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