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Government shutdown averted after House, Senate pass funding bill

By Amanda Caroline  •  October 02, 2022  •  21

The bill will keep the government funded through mid-December.

ByAlexandra Hutzler and Allison Pecorin
October 1, 2022, 12:24 AM
 
 

A bill to avert a federal government shutdown passed the House on Friday, just hours before the midnight deadline.

The House voted 230-201 to pass the stopgap legislation, which will keep the government funded through mid-December -- past the midterm elections.

The bill now heads to President Joe Biden's desk. He'll need to sign it before the end of the day Friday to avert a shutdown.

The Senate voted 72-25 to advance the legislation on Thursday afternoon after some stumbles earlier this week over energy permitting reform.

The legislation moved forward after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., agreed to drop the provision -- which was opposed by some progressives and most Republicans -- from the continuing resolution. All 25 "no" votes came from the GOP side of the aisle.

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