Congress passes brief spend­ing bill, averts shut­down for now

The Commercial Appeal - - Front Page -

WASH­ING­TON – Congress has given it­self two more weeks to pass a fed­eral bud­get and avoid a gov­ern­ment shut­down.

The House and the Se­nate voted Thurs­day to pass a short-term spend­ing bill that would keep the gov­ern­ment run­ning un­til Dec. 21. The mea­sure now goes to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, who has said he is open to sign­ing it.

With­out the two-week ex­ten­sion, the gov­ern­ment would have run out of money at mid­night Fri­day.

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