The House Joins Senate to Approve Bill to Fund Government Through Dec. 3, Government Shutdown Averted For Now

By  //  September 30, 2021

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(FOX BUSINESS) – The House joined the Senate on Thursday to approve a bill to fund the government through Dec. 3 and avert a government shutdown for now.

The House voted 254-175 and the bill will now head to President Biden’s desk.

It’s one of several political issues being followed closely by the markets, which have fallen Thursday amid uncertainty about the passage of a bipartisan infrastructure bill and President Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending package.

Sixty-five senators voted in favor of the short-term funding bill, which did not include a provision to raise the debt ceiling. Thirty-five no votes were not enough to sink the bill, which needed 60 votes to pass. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said that the U.S. could run out of money to pay its bills by Oct. 18 if the debt limit is not raised.