Senate Reaches Deal to Avoid Government Shutdown, Schumer Announces – …

Senate Reaches Deal to Avoid Government Shutdown, Schumer Announces – …




Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that senators have reached a deal on a stopgap government funding measure to prevent a shutdown.

“We are ready to move forward,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “We have an agreement on.. the continuing resolution, to prevent a government shutdown and we should be voting on that tomorrow morning,” Schumer said on the Senate floor.

Without passing the bill, the federal government would confront a shutdown after the calendar turns to Friday. The deal announced by Schumer keeps the government open by Dec. 3.

The House passed a government funding bill last week on a party-line vote of 220-211.

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