Congress Avoids A Shutdown For Now

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Congress finally passed legislation that would avoid a partial federal shutdown and keep the government funded through Dec. 3.

Back-to-back votes by the Senate and then the House averted one crisis, but only delays another. The parties are digging in on a dispute over how to raise the government's borrowing cap.

The House approved the short-term funding, as a majority of Republicans in both chambers voted against it. Passage will buy lawmakers time to craft the spending measures that will fund federal agencies and the programs.

Democrats struggled to get Biden’s top domestic priorities over the finish line, including a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill at risk of stalling in the House.

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