Thursday, Dec 01st

Last update04:38:17 AM GMT

You are here News Congress U.S. Senate passes stopgap funding bill as possible shutdown looms

U.S. Senate passes stopgap funding bill as possible shutdown looms

E-mail Print PDF
US SenateThe U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to fund federal government activities through Dec. 16, as Congress moved to stave off a partial government shutdown at midnight on Friday, when the new fiscal year begins.

The 72-25 vote sent the stopgap funding bill on to the House of Representatives, which is expected to act before the deadline to keep open federal agencies that otherwise would be forced to shut down on Saturday.

Both chambers of Congress must approve the legislation before it can be sent to the White House for President Joe Biden's signature.

A government shutdown would prove embarrassing for Democrats who control the House, Senate and White House, just six weeks before the Nov. 8 midterm elections, when control of Congress will be at stake.



Most Recent Related Stories...

Democrats Are Now In Possession Of 6 Years Of Donald Trump’s Tax Returns

House has Trump tax returns The House Ways & Means Committee is now in possession of six years of former President...

Hakeem Jeffries Elected To Lead House Dems' Next Generation

Hakeem Jeffries elected new House Minority LeaderEmboldened House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries...

U.S. House votes to block rail strike, mandate paid sick leave

US House votes to block rail strikeThe U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to approve a bill to block a potentially...

Senate to vote on bill protecting gay marriage rights

Senate to vote on Marriage Rights The Senate Tuesday is expected to pass a bill that would enshrine same-sex marriage rights into law,...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!