House Approves Four-Week Stopgap Spending Bill

The House on Tuesday voted 231-192 to pass a continuing resolution to fund government operations through Dec. 20 in order to prevent a government shutdown, Defense News reported Wednesday.

The stopgap funding bill includes a provision for a 3.1 percent salary increase for military personnel, a spending measure for the Import-Export Bank. The CR seeks to authorize the extension of three provisions under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and increase 2020 census spending.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would bring the bill to the floor provided that it does not include contentious policy provisions. β€œA clean CR through Dec. 20 would pass the Senate. And the White House has indicated President Trump would sign it."

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