Senate passes stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown

Senate passes stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: coronavirus, Democrat, hurricane, News, Senate, Trump, virus, Washington, wildfires, Worthy News

(Worthy News) – The Senate passed a spending bill that temporarily averts a government shutdown.

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 84-10 in bipartisan fashion to approve a continuing resolution that funds the government until Dec. 11, which the House of Representatives passed last week. President Trump is expected to sign the bill Wednesday night before current funding levels are due to expire.

The bill also includes $8 billion in nutrition assistance for families amid the coronavirus pandemic, allows for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to access 2021 funding to combat wildfires setting the West Coast ablaze and dangerous storms this hurricane season on the East Coast, and finances a possible transition should Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden win the November election. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]

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