Congress passes last-minute measure to avert government shutdown

Congress passes last-minute measure to avert government shutdownCongress has voted to continue government funding through 5 May, averting a government shut down for at least a week. Members of Congress clamoured to put together a funding bill for the 2017 fiscal year by Friday’s deadline, but were unable to reach consensus. The bill passed today gives Congress one more week to decide on a budget for the current year.



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