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House passes a stopgap bill to avert a government shutdown

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House passes a stopgap bill to avert a government shutdown
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House lawmakers on Tuesday passed Speaker Mike Johnson’s stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown, most likely punting the GOP’s spending fight until after the holidays.

The vote was 336-95, with 209 Democrats and 127 Republicans voting to support it. Ninety-three Republicans voted against it, more than voted against the last government funding bill in September; two Democrats opposed it: Jake Auchincloss of Massachusetts and Mike Quigley of Illinois.

Because of the way leadership structured the vote, it needed support from two-thirds of the full House to pass.

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