The majority of Democrats and Republicans in the House voted to postpone a government shutdown by one week, giving Congress until next Friday at midnight to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year.
The Senate is expected to approve the House’s continuing resolution — or “CR” in Washington-speak — this afternoon. The CR passed the house 373 to 30.
Democrats have objected to riders to the spending bill cutting funding for health care, environmental programs and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Republicans already backed down from the president’s demand that the spending bill include money for a border wall, and the White House assured Democrats it would continue to fund a key part of Obamacare. Read more at Yahoo News.