Initiative is designed to prevent a “shutdown” and give lawmakers time to agree on a full budget
The House of Representatives approved a one-week extension of funding for the federal government to prevent a government shutdown and give lawmakers more time to work out spending agreements.
The initiative passed by a 343 to 67 vote.
The interim budget is now expected to go quickly to the Senate.
Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that he intends to hold a vote before Friday’s deadline.
If President Donald Trump does not sign the legislation by midnight Friday, the “shutdown” will begin Saturday morning.