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Senate Joins House in Passing Stopgap Bill: Congress Update

  • Disputes over provisions create risk for a weekend shutdown
  • Check here for the latest on Congress and coronavirus aid
 Mitch McConnell at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 17.

 Mitch McConnell at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 17.

Photographer: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg
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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.