Stopgap funding bill passes House

by ian

The House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to pass Speaker Mike Johnson’s two-part stopgap funding measure, which would allow Congress and the White House to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the week.

The bill passed on a bipartisan vote of 336-95. Ninety-three Republicans voted against the proposal, due to its lack of spending cuts. But Johnson is defending the bill, saying it puts Republicans in a good position for a longer-term spending fight.

The bill now heads to the Senate, where majority leader Chuck Schumer expects it to pass.