House Passes Stopgap Budget That Would Prevent Government Shutdown Until Dec. 11

Late Tuesday, the House approved 359-57-1 a stopgap budget bill to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month.Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) voted “present” instead of yes or no.The measure must pass through the Senate and be signed by President Donald Trump by Oct. 1 to allow U.S. agencies to continue to operate. It would effectively be in place through Dec. 11.The deal, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said was negotiated with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, would add about $8 million in food and nutrition assistance programs.“We have reached an agree…

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