House passes short-term spending bill to avoid govt shutdown

Politics 12/6/2018, 6:25 PM
House passes short-term spending bill to avoid govt shutdown

United States House of Representatives approved on Thursday a two-week stopgap budget measure that will fund the government through December 21. The spending bill was approved in order to avoid a government shutdown scheduled for this Saturday, thus postponing the ongoing budget debate in the week marked by the funeral of former US President George H.W. Bush. The measure will now need the Senate's approval before it lands on President Donald Trump's desk for signing.

Earlier today, it was reported that Trump is set to meet with Democrat congressional leaders in an effort to find an agreement over border wall funding and avoid a government shutdown before December 21. Trump was originally set to meet with House and Senate minority leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer this week, but the talks were delayed due to the funeral of former US President George H.W. Bush.

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