House passes week-long spending bill
By BENNY MARTINEZ
Talk Radio News Service
WASHINGTON – The House approved a Senate-passed spending measure Thursday to prevent a government shutdown.
The bill, which only funds the government through next Thursday, was passed via unanimous consent, a procedure that does not require members to be present.
The House is scheduled to return to Washington next week when members will take up a second Senate-passed spending measure that will fund the government through mid-November.
The threat of a shutdown stemmed from controversy over how much funding the Federal Emergency Management Agency would receive. However, after FEMA announced it did not need the billions in funding Democrats were calling for, Republicans dropped the provision that included DOE spending cuts.
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