Senate advances bill to avoid government shutdown, deadline Wednesday


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WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The Senate voted to keep the government open until December. The final passage of the bill is expected on Wednesday, which is also when government funding runs out.

The bill, if passed, would keep the government funded at current levels until Dec. 11.

As NewsNation previously reported, members of Congress from both sides of the aisle have stressed they don’t want the government to shut down.

The House of Representatives voted 359-57 last week to push the spending bill through the lower chamber of Congress.

Funding for most federal government programs will continue at their current level.

In the Senate, the vote was 82-6.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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