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Congress Approves Two-Week Spending Deal, Averting a Partial Shutdown

December 06, 2018 / Erich Wagner

Congress on Thursday approved a stop-gap spending deal to keep the government open for two weeks, extending the deadline for a year-long appropriations package for some agencies until Dec. 21. Prompted by a delay in negotiations on a broader deal following the death of former President George H.W. Bush, lawmakers agreed to push back the deadline on a spending package that includes appropriations for the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, State, Interior, Agriculture, Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security and Justice departments, among other agencies.