The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass a Senate-approved measure that avoids a partial government shutdown by funding federal agencies beyond Friday as the new fiscal year begins.
Now the bill passed by both houses of Congress goes to President Joe Biden, who is expected to sign it back into law before midnight, when current government funding expires. Earlier, the senate signed the measure, avoiding the partial shutdown of the federal government, which if it happened would be a severe blow to the Democratic Party. Under the bill, federal agencies are funded by Dec. 3.
While this bill looks set to pass, the fate of a $ 1 trillion package to rebuild the country’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure is far less certain.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that he will ask the Senate to consider a bill passed by the House of Representatives to increase the debt limit “as early as next week.”
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