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Breaking: House passes short-term funding plan to stop shutdown

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On November 14 the House of Representatives just passed a bill to stop a government shutdown. The votes passed through with a total of 336 to 95. This marks the second time a vote like this has gone to the floor but the first time it has passed.

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson spoke about the victory saying “The innovative two-step approach takes Washington’s preferred Christmas omnibus monstrosity off the table, shifts the government funding paradigm moving forward, and enhances our ability to rein in the Biden administration’s failed policies and government spending.” He also said in a statement, “We also are better positioned in the upcoming supplemental debate to demand Border Security, ensure oversight of Ukraine aid, and support our cherished ally, Israel.”

Johnson also spoke on avoiding the shutdown, saying. “We have consistently made clear that a government shutdown would hurt the economy, our national security, and everyday Americans during a very fragile time and must be avoided,” they said. “To that end, House Democrats have repeatedly articulated that any continuing resolution must be set at the fiscal year 2023 spending level, be devoid of harmful cuts, and free of extreme right-wing policy riders. The continuing resolution before the House today meets that criteria and we will support it.”

Both parties claim that the other side held up the deal, but little is known.

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