Senate passes government funding bill headed for House Thursday

Senate passes government funding bill headed for House Thursday

Washington Post: The Senate passed a short-term measure to fund the federal government beyond March and if the House approves it Thursday, a government shutdown may be averted.

The process of approving the proposal has been unfolding remarkably smoothly for a divided Congress that has gone to the brink repeatedly over spending issues.

If the House approves the bill before it leaves for a two-week holiday recess on Friday, funding will be assured a full week before the March 27 expiration of the resolution that is now keeping the government in operation.

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