House Passes Bill to Keep Government Running. The Senate Won’t. What’s Next?

House Passes Bill to Keep Government Running. The Senate Won’t. What’s Next?
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The House voted to avoid a government shutdown by the end of the month and suspend the federal borrowing limit, despite strong Republican opposition. The Democrats approved the measure—funding the federal government until Dec. 3 and suspending suspend the debt limit through December 2022 —along party lines. The bill’s next stop is the Senate, where the party breakdown is 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats—48 Democrats and two independents who usually vote as Democrats.

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