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House Passes Stopgap Government Funding Bill to Avert Shutdown Until 2024

HeadlineNov 15, 2023

The House passed a short-term funding bill to keep the government open until early 2024, sending the measure to the Senate ahead of Friday’s midnight deadline. The bill was approved Tuesday 336 to 95, with nearly two-thirds of the votes coming from Democrats. The bill does not include spending cuts or policy changes, as demanded by the House Freedom Caucus. New House Speaker Mike Johnson instead appealed to more moderate Republicans and the majority of Democrats. The bill also does not include military funds for Israel and Ukraine.

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