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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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Obama OKs 10-Week Govt Funding Extension

President Barack Obama has signed legislation to keep U.S. government operations funded at the existing level through Dec. 11 and prevent a federal shutdown Thursday, USA Today reported Wednesday. Erin Kelly writes the Senate voted 78-20 earlier Wednesday to approve the stopgap funding bill, followed by the House’s passage of …

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Senate Moves Stopgap Funding Bill Forward

The Senate voted 77-19 Monday to limit debate on a stopgap spending bill that would keep federal operations running until Dec. 11, Reuters reported Monday. Richard Cowan and David Lawder write the procedure clears the way for senators to hold a final vote Wednesday before the legislation returns to the …

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House GOP Plans Stopgap to Extend DHS Funding Bill Talks

House Republicans are considering a three-week stopgap bill to temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security beyond a Friday midnight deadline and prevent the agency’s shutdown, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Sean Sullivan writes that the lawmakers intend to use the measure to give more time for a possible conference to reconcile the House and Senate versions …

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