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Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill as Far-Right House Lawmakers Rebel Against New Speaker 

HeadlineNov 16, 2023

The Senate has approved a short-term funding bill to keep the government open until early 2024, sending the measure to President Biden for his signature ahead of a midnight deadline Friday to avert a government shutdown. Its passage on Wednesday came as far-right members of the House of Representatives rebelled against Republican Speaker Mike Johnson to punish party leaders for crafting a compromise bill with Democrats. The rebellion prompted Speaker Johnson to abruptly adjourn the House until after the Thanksgiving holiday.

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