Congress passes short-term spending bill, avoids shutdown

(Worthy News) – Congress passed a short-term spending bill Thursday to prevent a government shutdown, as Republicans attempt to reach a budget bill with Democrats by the end of the year.

Senators approved the bill by a vote of 81-14 an hour after the House passed it on a vote of 235-193, keeping the federal government open through Dec. 22

“A vote against this resolution is a vote to shut down the government,” Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, said, while admitting a short-term funding measure isn’t ideal. [ Source (Read More…) ]