Apr 28, 2017

No government shutdown for at least one week

Jose Luis Magana / AP

The House and Senate have passed a short-term spending bill to fund the government through the end of next week, avoiding a government shutdown for the time being. The spending bill will be sent to President Trump.

The short-term bill, known as a continuing resolution, extends fiscal 2016 government funding levels through next Friday. Lawmakers are expected to reach the longer-term deal soon, which is known as an omnibus spending package.

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