House passes funding bills to avert partial government shutdown

(WASHINGTON) -- The House passed a package of six government funding bills Wednesday afternoon to avert a partial government shutdown before the Friday deadline.The bills easily passed with a vote of 339-85 with more Democrats backing it than Republicans. The funding package now heads... Read More.

Senate passes short-term funding bill to avert government shutdown

(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate on Thursday passed a short-term funding bill that averts a partial government shutdown that was expected late Friday night.The final vote tally was 77-13. The measure now heads to the president's desk.The new funding deadlines for the government spending bills... Read More.

Deal reached to avoid partial government shutdown Friday

(WASHINGTON) -- House and Senate leaders on Wednesday reached a bipartisan deal to avert a partial government shutdown ahead of Friday's looming deadline.Under the terms of the deal, the House is expected to vote Thursday on a temporary funding bill. The Senate will vote... Read More.

What would be affected if there’s a partial government shutdown?

(WASHINGTON) -- Congress is scrambling to lock in a plan to keep several key government agencies funded before a Friday deadline -- or risk a partial government shutdown that, among having other impacts, could eventually affect food assistance for millions.Funding for the agencies --... Read More.