US AVOIDS GOV’T SHUTDOWN AS SENATE PASSES STOPGAP FUNDING BILL

© Provided by Al Jazeera A group of Republicans, led by Senator Mike Lee, had sought to prohibit using federal money to support Biden administration vaccine mandates. [File: J Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press] In a rare moment of partisan unity, the United States Congress has approved a stopgap funding bill that averts a pending government shutdown. The move to fund federa...

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