Senate passes stopgap spending bill that delays potential shutdown

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The Senate on Thursday with an overwhelming majority stopgap spending approved bill, avoiding a government shutdown.

The ongoing pass resolution, by a vote of 82 to 15, continue on Congress-expenditure approval until Nov. 21, and authorize programs that expire at the end of September. The Congress will be able to take that extra time to try and develop appropriations bills for the year 2020.

The measure already passed in the house with a 301-123 voice. Three Democratic representatives against the bill, and 76 Republicans voted for it.

President Trump still must sign the bill into law, but White house officials indicated on Monday that he intends to do, namely vote.


Before the vote, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a change is proposed to the law that reduced spending by two percent. This amendment failed after a vote of 73-24.

Paul has long railed against what he believes that unnecessary government spending. In July, he participated in the Senate to criticize a budget deal that he called “the death of the Tea y movement in America.”

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