Senate Joins House in Passing Stopgap Bill: Congress Update
Disputes over provisions create risk for a weekend shutdown
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The Senate followed the House in passing a 48-hour continuing resolution to fund federal agencies through at least the weekend while talks on a coronavirus relief package continue. Current government funding expires at midnight Friday.
The extra time gives lawmakers the chance to finalize a deal on Covid-19 relief and government funding through next September.