Senate passes short-term funding bill to avert partial government shutdown

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The Senate passed a stopgap measure Thursday night to avert a government shutdown. The government shutdown was supposed to begin on Saturday, the first funding deadline set in the previous two-pronged spending bill.

Senators voted 77-13 in favor of passing the continuing resolution, putting the chamber in line with the House. The bill now goes to President Biden for his signature.

The continuing resolution passed the House earlier in the day by a vote of 320-99. The bill would move funding deadlines to March 8 and March 22, instead of March 1 and March 8 as originally agreed upon.

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From left to right: House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.N.Y.), and Hakeem Jeffrey. Minority Leader of the House of Representatives (DN.Y.) (Getty Images)

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.Y.), and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said, “Congress funds the government.” We agree that we must work in a bipartisan manner to achieve this goal.” He and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D.N.Y., are joined by House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-Texas) and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D-Texas). (Connecticut), along with Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patty, said in a joint statement Wednesday. Murray, D-Wash., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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Lawmakers said six funding bills each in Agriculture-FDA, Commerce-Justice and Science, Energy and Water Development, Interior, Military Construction-VA, and Transportation-HUD were up for a vote before the initial deadline on the 20th. It is said that it is scheduled to be established. March 8th.

Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (left) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) pose for a photo at the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Saul Loeb)

Negotiators have agreed on the first six measures, which will be subject to both the Fiscal Responsibility Act’s discretionary spending limits and the January policy. Agreement on expenditure of sales proceeds, according to the statement. The agreement established a fiscal year maximum spending of $1.6 trillion, of which $886 billion would be earmarked for defense spending and $704 billion for non-defense purposes.

Chuck Schumer

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)


Six additional bills were agreed to, voted on, and expected to be signed, including the Defense, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Workforce/HHS, Legislature, State and Foreign Operations bills. ahead of the March 22 deadline.

The latest continuing resolution is the fourth extension since Congress was able to pass a separate spending bill by the Sept. 30 deadline. The company is now headed to President Biden’s desk for a signature to avert a partial shutdown late Friday night.

Fox News Digital’s Bradford Betz contributed to this report.



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