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Senate Votes to Avert Government Shutdown, Sends Bill to House

  • House expected to act on stopgap bill before weekend deadline
  • Passage eased after Manchin dropped energy permitting effort
The US Capitol building in Washington, DC. 

The US Capitol building in Washington, DC. 

Photographer: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg

The Senate passed a stopgap funding bill on a 72-25 vote, sending it to the House on the eve of the deadline to avert a shutdown of most government agencies. 

Despite opposition to the measure from House Republicans, that chamber is expected to pass the bill before the Saturday start to the new fiscal year, allowing lawmakers to return to their districts to campaign ahead of the midterm elections.