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Senate Clears Stopgap Measure in 63-36 Vote

The Senate on Friday voted 63-36 to approve a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through the end of April, the New York Times reported Friday. Thomas Kaplan and Jennifer Steinhauer write the Senate passed the stopgap spending bill less than an hour prior to a possible government shutdown and after …

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House OKs Stopgap Funding Bill in 326-96 Vote

House lawmakers voted 326-96 Thursday to pass a stopgap spending bill that would fund government operations through the end of April 2017, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Sarah Ferris writes Republican leaders expect the bill to reach President Barack Obama’s desk in time to prevent a government shutdown on Saturday. The Senate aims to vote on …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry Expects Trump Administration to Request Supplemental Defense Budget

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said he expects President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to file a supplemental bill to the defense budget measure for fiscal year 2017 “as soon as they get their feet on the ground,” The Hill reported Wednesday. “Part of the reason we’re challenged right now …

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Congress Approves 10-Week Govt Funding Extension

The House voted 342-85 Wednesday evening to pass a stopgap spending bill that would fund the operations of the federal government through Dec. 9 and prevent a government shutdown on Oct. 1, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Sarah Ferris and Cristina Marcos write the Senate initially rejected the proposed legislation Tuesday but approved it Wednesday …

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