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

House, Senate negotiators say they have framework for government spending bill

House and Senate negotiators announced they have a framework to negotiate the final details on a spending bill for a full year of government funding.  House Appropriations Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro, Democrat of Connecticut, said in a statement that the framework would provide a path to passing what’s known as an omnibus spending bill next week. … Read more