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Dec. 15, 2022, 1:14 AM

House Passes One-Week Spending Bill to Avert Dec. 17 Shutdown

Erik Wasson
Erik Wasson
Bloomberg News

The US House passed a one-week stopgap spending bill Wednesday intended to avert a government shutdown early Saturday morning, when current funding authorization runs out.

The bill, designed to give lawmakers time to finish drafting a delayed full-year fiscal 2023 spending package, passed 224 to 201. A few Republicans joined Democrats in voting yea.

It now heads to the Senate, where leaders plan to bring it to the floor as soon as Thursday.

Most Republicans lined up to oppose the bill. They argued that voters handed the GOP the House majority in the midterm elections and work on ...

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