by: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a two-day stopgap spending bill Friday night to avert a partial government shutdown, trying to buy time for frustratingly slow endgame negotiations on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package. Senate action wasn’t guaranteed but appeared likely before the midnight deadline.
The House passed the temporary funding bill by a 320-60 vote as frustrated lawmakers headed for a weekend session.
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