Senate approves short-term funding bill to avoid shutdown

More than two dozen Senate Republicans crossed party lines to support the bill.

Updated: September 29, 2022 - 2:54pm

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The Senate on Thursday voted 72-25 to pass a short-term funding bill to avoid a looming government shutdown. 

More than two dozen Senate Republicans crossed party lines to support the bill, per the Senate Press Gallery. The legislation must be passed by the House and be signed by the president to allow the government to remain fully operational past Friday.

The so-called continuing resolution will keep the government running to Dec. 16.

The resolution includes over $12 billion to aid Ukraine and $20 million to improve the water infrastructure in Jackson, Mississippi.

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