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House passes Johnson’s bill to avert shutdown

House passes Johnson’s bill to avert shutdown

It now goes to the Senate, which will need to pass it before Saturday to keep the government funded.

By JORDAIN CARNEY, Politico 

The House passed a short-term funding bill on Tuesday, moving to avert a government shutdown despite fierce opposition from conservatives.

Lawmakers voted 336-95 on the stopgap measure, with 127 Republicans joining with 209 Democrats to pass the legislation. It now goes to the Senate, which will need to pass it before Saturday to keep the government funded. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has indicated he supports the measure.

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