Another shutdown averted
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Sep 18, 2018
The Senate this week has passed a $854 billion spending bill that funds the federal government through early December and avoids another government shutdown, FCW reports.
According to the report, senators on Sept. 18 voted 93-7 to pass a bill that includes funding for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education, which make up a large part of total government spending.
Funding for the current fiscal year was set to expire on Sept. 30, but the as part of "minibus" package of appropriations bills was a continuing resolution to fund the government at 2018 levels through Dec. 7 that passed a joint House-Senate conference committee on Sept. 13, the report notes.