GOP-Led House Passes Last Minute Short-Term CR to Avoid Government Shutdown

by Nicholas Ballasy


The GOP-led House passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) on Thursday to avoid a partial government shutdown one-day before the deadline.

The House vote on the bill was 320-99 with 13 members not voting. It now moves to the Democratic-led Senate for consideration, where it is expected to pass.

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and congressional leaders announced a plan on Wednesday to pass the CR, which would fund one group of federal agencies through March 8 and a separate set through March 22.

In the meantime, Congress would continue to work on passing appropriations bills to fund the government for a longer time period.

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Nicholas Ballasy has been breaking news for more than a decade in the nation’s capital and questioning political leaders about the most pressing issues facing the nation.
Photo “Mike Johnson” by Mike Johnson. Photo “Chuck Schumer” by Chuck Schumer. 





Reprinted with permission from Just the News 

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