The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a short-term bill to keep the government open, putting Congress on track to avoid a shutdown and setting the stage for a bigger fight over funding in the new year.
After that, the Senate will have to agree to the measure. Someone from the White House told CNN that President Joe Biden is ready to sign the bill if the Senate passes it. Government money is set to run out this Friday, November 17, at the end of the week.
The stopgap bill passed the House with 336 to 95 votes, with 209 of those votes coming from Democrats. This should be a warning sign for Mike Johnson, who was just elected Speaker of the House.
Ninety Republicans and two Democrats were against the bill.