House Approves Stopgap Spending Measure to Avert Shutdown
It's the latest action undertaken by the House to support Americans
This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend federal funding through mid-December and punt the threat of a government shutdown until after the presidential election.
The bipartisan vote comes shortly after top Democrats and Republicans clinched a deal to include billions of dollars in nutrition assistance and trade relief payments for farmers. The bill now goes to the Senate, where it’s expected to easily pass.
This afternoon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin cemented a deal on a short-term spending fix that would avert a government shutdown next week. Democrats and Republicans agreed to include $8 billion in nutrition assistance — four times what Democrats had originally pushed for — in exchange for tens of billions of dollars in farmer trade relief payments requested by the White House.
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