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Senate Clears Stopgap Government Spending, Averting Shutdown

  • Senate vote came just hours after the House approved the bill
  • Bill will pay for government operations through Feb. 18
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Senate Averts Shutdown With Stopgap Spending Measure
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The Senate on Thursday night passed a stopgap spending bill to avert a U.S. government shutdown, sending the measure to President Joe Biden for his signature. 

The bipartisan 69-28 vote came hours after House passage of the legislation on a largely party-line basis.