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Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill After GOP Threatens Shutdown over Vaccine Mandates

HeadlineDec 03, 2021

On Capitol Hill, House and Senate lawmakers approved a stopgap spending bill Thursday evening that funds government operations through mid-February. Senators narrowly defeated a Republican amendment that would have defunded COVID-19 vaccine mandates for businesses, military members and federal employees. Many Republicans had threatened to shut down the government in protest of vaccine mandates.

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