Congress Passes Stopgap Bill to Avoid Shutdown

U.S. Congress on Friday overwhelmingly passed a stopgap measure to avert a government shutdown tonight at midnight. The temporary spending package passed by a 382-30 vote in the House, before heading to an affirmative vote in the Senate an hour later. The package now moves on to the Oval Office desk for President Trump’s signature. The bill provides spending for one week while lawmakers have vowed to work on a broader, full-year spending package next week to fund the government through September.