Senate passes short-term spending bill with help from Democrats to avoid shutdown

(Worthy News) – The Senate on Thursday passed a short-term government funding bill for President Trump’s signature, ending yet another threat of a government shutdown and leaving Congress with a new January deadline to come up with a major spending deal.

Democrats were needed to pass the bill in the Senate, where 60 votes are required on most legislation. The bill passed 66-32, and President Trump has until the end of Friday to sign it into law to avoid a partial government shutdown.

Democrats who voted for the bill included Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons of Delaware, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bill Nelson of Florida, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan, and Claire McCaskill of Missouri. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]

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