House votes to approve bill to avert government shutdown


By Mariam Khan
Michael Reynolds/EPA via Shutterstock Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference held to introduce the 'Protecting Our Democracy Act' on Capitol Hill, Sept. 21, 2021.

The House voted along party lines to pass a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown next week.

The final vote was 220-211.

The bill would fund the government through Dec. 3 and it also includes billions in emergency disaster relief and aid for Afghan evacuees. It also suspends the debt limit through December 2022.

Publish : 2021-09-22 12:32:00

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