The House of Representatives passed a last-minute bill to keep the government funded for an additional 45 days, narrowly averting a government shutdown that would have commenced at 12:01 a.m. The bill, spearheaded by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), now heads to the Senate, where it is expected to pass.
With a 335-91 vote, the House approved a 45-day temporary funding measure that excludes border security and $6 billion in additional support for Ukraine.
The bill includes provisions for disaster relief funds that likely swayed some Democrats to vote in favor.
90 GOP Nos and 1 Dem No
BREAKING: US Government shut down has been averted
In a 335-91 vote, House passes 45-day stopgap resolution which excludes further funding for Ukraine and border security pic.twitter.com/hyOT3ogLvR
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