US government hours from shutdown, as lawmakers scrabble for solutions
US government shutdown looms as lawmakers struggle to reach a deal to avoid closure. Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy proposes a last-minute stopgap measure to keep the government open for another 45 days at current spending levels, but without aid for Ukraine, a major point of contention for Democrats. If the bill passes, hardline Republicans threaten to remove McCarthy from his post. The shutdown could lead to delayed salaries for federal emp…
US House Passes Bipartisan Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown, Senate Vote Next
Last gasp moves to prevent a US government shutdown took a dramatic step forward Saturday, as Democrats overwhelmingly backed an eleventh-hour Republican measure to keep federal funding going for 45 days, albeit with a freeze on Washington's massive aid to Ukraine. The stopgap measure adopted 335-91 by the House of Representatives was pitched by Speaker Kevin McCarthy with just hours to go before a midnight shutdown deadline that would have seen…
Government shutdown nears as Congress continues negotiations
The prospect of a US government shutdown grows as lawmakers have yet to pass a bill to extend funding past a critical deadline on Saturday, September 30, at midnight. Follow here for live updates.
House passes temporary spending bill to avoid midnight shutdown, sends to Senate
In an unexpected twist, the House on Saturday passed a stopgap spending bill with just hours until a government shutdown with Democrats providing the necessary votes to pass Speaker Kevin McCarthy's "clean" bill.
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