House sends government funding package to Senate hours ahead of shutdown deadline

Written by on March 23, 2024

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House Speaker Mike Johnson speaks during a news conference with Majority Leader Steve Scalise and Majority Whip Tom Emmer following a closed-door GOP conference meeting at the US Capitol Visitors Center on March 20 in Washington, DC.

The House voted on Friday to approve key government spending bills, setting off a sprint in the Senate to take up and pass the legislation ahead of a fast-approaching shutdown deadline, as well as energizing . . .

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