Senate passes short-term funding bill, averting government shutdown

The Senate on Thursday night passed a one-week continuing resolution to fund the government, averting a government shutdown.  The short-term funding bill will now fund the government through Dec. 23, giving Congress additional time to finish crafting a massive longer-term spending package.  The bill passed 71-19, and now goes to President Biden’s desk for his … Read more

Lawmakers agree on framework to avoid government shutdown

Lawmakers agree on framework to avoid government shutdown – CBS News Watch CBS News House and Senate negotiators have agreed on what they call a framework for a long-term spending package. Congress has until Friday at midnight to avoid a partial government shutdown. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane joined “Red and Blue” to discuss … Read more

Congressional negotiators reach government funding deal ahead of Friday deadline

WASHINGTON — Negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday said they had reached agreement on funding the government through the end of its current fiscal year, as lawmakers scampered to meet a midnight Friday deadline when existing funds expire. They did not say how much money they had agreed on, providing no details in statements from three … Read more

Democrats and Republicans in Congress work to find middle ground on government funding bill

Democrats and Republicans in Congress work to find middle ground on government funding bill – CBS News Watch CBS News Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have until midnight Friday to either pass next year’s spending bill or a brief extension if they want to avoid a government shutdown. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane explains what … Read more