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House Passes Stopgap Bill to Avert Government Shutdown



The House of Representatives voted late Tuesday to pass a bill that would avert a government shutdown and fund it through Dec. 3, as well as suspend the debt limit until after the 2022 election.

The 220–211 vote in the Democrat-majority chamber was on party lines. The bill now faces a tough hurdle in the Senate, where Republicans have said they would mount a filibuster.

Congress must pass a funding plan by Sept. 30 to avert a government shutdown or U. S. default. The bill would, if passed, keep the government open through Dec. 3 and suspend the debt limit through Dec. 16, 2022.

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The extra time will allow lawmakers to negotiate on the budget for the coming year.

While the measure’s highest priority is to prevent a shutdown, it will also provide billions in new spending for disaster relief and to assist Afghanistan evacuees.

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Read MoreDemocratic Continuing Resolution Contains Billions in New Spending for Disasters, AfghansPelosi, Schumer Seek to Combine Debt Limit Measure With Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N. Y.) on Monday announced in a joint statement that they would combine both short-term government funding measures and the suspension of the U.S. debt limit in one bill.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has vowed to block an increase in the $28.4 trillion debt ceiling and said that Democrats, the majority party, must raise the debt ceiling themselves.

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