The House of Representatives late today approved a continuing budget resolution (CR) that funds Federal government operations through Dec. 18.  The CR still needs Senate approval to avoid a Federal government shutdown when existing funding authorization expires on Dec. 11.

The House approved the bill with bipartisan support by a vote of 343-67, including 232 Democrats and 111 Republicans voting in favor. 66 Republicans and one Independent voted against the measure.

The bill will now go to the Senate for a vote, and if approved there, to President Trump for his signature.

Final approval of the CR would give lawmakers another week to agree upon an omnibus measure to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2021 or try to pass another CR. The text of the CR – “Further Continuing Appropriations Act 2021” – was unveiled Dec. 8.

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