Congress Passes Short-Term Spending Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown


WASHINGTON—Congress passed a stopgap spending bill that keeps the government funded through mid-January, avoiding a looming shutdown but punting thorny policy debates into next year.

In a 66-32 vote, the Senate approved a monthlong spending bill keeping the government running through Jan. 19. The bill, which passed the House earlier Thursday, now heads to the White House, where President Donald Trump was expected to sign it.


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