Congress Passes Bill Extending Gov’t Funding For Another 5- Days

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
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President Barrack Obama is expected to sign a short-term spending measure to keep the government funded for an additional five days while Congress continues negotiations on the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill.

The House passed the legislation in a voice vote Friday, which will keep current spending levels in place while lawmakers continue to hash out a deal. The upper chamber overwhelmingly passed the measure Thursday.

House Committee on Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers introduced the bill aimed at preventing a government shutdown Wednesday.

Tension over policy riders has stalled progress on the must-pass legislation, and current funding levels are set to expire Friday at midnight.

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