House Passes Short-Term Funding Bill With Shutdown One Day Away

The House on Thursday passed a stopgap funding bill that would keep the federal government open through Feb. 18, the first step to avoiding a shutdown set to occur Friday at midnight.

But the bill, which passed 221-212, faces a rocky path through the Senate, where a handful of conservative Republicans have vowed to delay its passage unless they get a standalone vote to strip funding for President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates.

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