Congress Clears Stopgap Spending Bill, Avoids Government Shutdown For Two More Weeks

WASHINGTON — The Senate has sent a stopgap spending bill to President Barack Obama that’s needed to prevent a government shutdown on Friday at midnight.The bill passed by a voice vote. It gives negotiators in the lame-duck Congress two…

WASHINGTON — The Senate has sent a stopgap spending bill to President Barack Obama that’s needed to prevent a government shutdown on Friday at midnight.

The bill passed by a voice vote. It gives negotiators in the lame-duck Congress two more weeks to try to pass a bill funding the government for the rest of the budget year, which ends Sept. 30.

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