Congress Votes to Avert Government Shutdown

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from The New York Times,

Racing to avoid a government shutdown at midnight, Congress on Thursday gave final approval to a spending bill that would extend federal funding through early December and provide emergency aid to support the resettlement of Afghan refugees and disaster recovery efforts across the country.

The legislation passed 254 to 175, clearing it for President Biden’s signature before funding lapses. The Senate earlier Thursday passed the legislation on a 65 to 35 margin, with 15 Republicans joining all Democrats in favor.

“This is a good outcome — one I am happy we are getting done,” said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York

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