Senate moves to advance bill to prevent government shutdown

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Lawmakers are working on a spending bill to keep the lights on and avoid a federal stoppage Democrats have unveiled a new stop gap spending measure meant to lend over $12 billion in support to Ukraine while preventing a partial government shutdown at the end of this week both houses must approve some sort of funding legislation by Friday and lawmakers are eager to wrap it up so they can hit the campaign trail out of November elections The bill includes $2 billion in disaster relief block grants 2.5 billion to help New Mexico recover from the largest wildfire in state history and $20 million for water and waste treatment improvements for Jackson Mississippi senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia extracted legislation to streamline the permitting process for energy projects and pipelines something that was getting mixed reviews from Republican leaders Republicans also rejected funding The White House was calling for to fight COVID-19 and

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