Senate Votes To Hold Off Government Shutdown … For Now

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Steve Guest Media Reporter
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The Senate voted Wednesday 78-20 to keep the lights on until Dec. 11.

Later Wednesday, the House is scheduled to vote on whether the government will continued to be funded. The major issue surrounding the vote is the decision on whether or not to fund Planned Parenthood.

The House is expected to approve this bill later today, ahead of the midnight deadline for keeping the government open.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz voted against the measure to fund the government. Candidates Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham did not vote because they are on the campaign trail.

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