Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill
The Senate tonight passed a stopgap budget bill to keep the government funded through November 18.
The new pact, which the Senate approved 79 to 12 and the House is expected to ratify next week, will keep federal agencies open until Nov. 18 at a level of spending that represents a 1.5 percent cut from this year’s levels.
After FEMA said it had enough funds to last through Friday, Senators dropped a billion dollars for disaster relief from the bill:
Democrats and Republicans have agreed to drop $1 billion in disaster relief funding that had been thought to be necessary to replenish FEMA’s coffers before the week ended.
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