House Passes Stopgap Funding Measure to Avoid Looming Federal Government Shutdown

U.S. Senate TV via Reuters
  • The House of Representatives voted to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government until mid-December.
  • Without the measure, the government would have shut down before the end of Friday.
  • President Joe Biden is expected to sign the bill into law before the deadline at midnight.

The House passed a stopgap funding measure to keep the government open a day after the Senate passed the bill in a down-to-the-wire vote.

The bill passed with a majority-Democratic vote. President Joe Biden is expected to sign it into law later Friday. If the resolution had not been passed, the government would have shut down due to a deadline for passing the federal budget by Friday evening.

Funding measures include approximately $12 billion in emergency aid for Ukraine, $18.8 billion for the FEMA Disaster Relief Fund and $1 billion for heating and utility assistance.

The bill, which will fund the government until December 16, needed to pass before negotiations for the final 2023 budget could continue.

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