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Senate Moves Ahead on US Funding After Manchin Drops Energy Bid

Sept. 28, 2022, 1:36 AM

The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a stop-gap funding bill to keep the government running after Senator Joe Manchin dropped his bid to include a controversial energy permitting bill amid opposition from Republicans and some Democrats.

Shortly after the West Virginia Democrat asked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to remove the permitting language, the Senate voted 72-23 on a procedural motion setting up likely passage Thursday of the legislation to continue funding federal operations through Dec. 16.

The House is poised to follow suit on Friday, just ahead of the deadline to avert a shutdown.

The stopgap measure also includes ...