Congress passes short-term spending bill
President Donald Trump walks with House Speaker Paul Ryan. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin / AP
Congress has passed a short-term spending bill to fund the government through December 22. The bill passed the House — with 14 Democrats supporting the bill, and 18 Republicans voting no — and Senate, and is headed to President Trump's desk. The bill will also fund the Children's Health Insurance Program through the end of the year.
- Senators voting no: Lee (R), Sasse (R), Ernst (R), Rounds (R), Cruz (R), McCain (R), Hirono (D), Gillibrand (D), Harris (D), Sanders (I), Warren (D), Merkley (D), Markey (D), Booker (D). Republicans were concerned about defense funding, while Democrats raised the fact that no fix was included for DACA.
- What to watch for: The next showdown, in two weeks.