Jan 19, 2018

House passes government spending bill, Senate to vote Friday

House Speaker Paul Ryan walks through the Capitol Thursday. Photo: Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call via Getty

The House passed a government spending bill tonight with only about a dozen votes to spare, a big victory for House Speaker Paul Ryan after conservatives had threatened to sink the bill. All but six Democrats voted against it, along with 11 Republicans. The bill also funds CHIP for six years.

What happens next: The Senate is set to vote on the bill tomorrow, where it doesn't appear to have the votes to pass. It cleared a procedural vote tonight. If Congress doesn't pass a spending bill by midnight tomorrow, the government will shut down.

This story has been updated with tonight's Senate action.

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers
  2. Trump misrepresents 2020 Russia briefing as Democratic "misinformation"
  3. Bernie Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"
  4. Nearly half of Republicans support pardoning Roger Stone
  5. Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"

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Bernie Sanders told CBS "60 Minutes" that he was surprised by Mike Bloomberg's lackluster performance at Wednesday's Democratic debate.

What he's saying: "If that's what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I think it's quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out."

Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

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Lyft has acquired Halo Cars, a small startup that lets ride-hailing drivers earn money via ad displays mounted atop their cars. Lyft confirmed the deal but declined to share any details.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies are increasingly eyeing additional ways to generate revenue, and Lyft rival Uber has been quietly testing a partnership with New York-based Cargo that gives it a cut of the advertising revenue, as I previously reported.