Congress passes bill to avert partial government shutdown

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Congress temporarily averted a government funding crisis with a short term measure government with hours to spare Congress sent legislation to avoid a partial federal shutdown to president Biden the legislation did not raise the debt limit that keeps the government funded through December third it includes over twenty eight billion dollars in relief for those recovering from hurricane ida and other natural disasters in over six billion dollars to support the resettlement of Afghanistan evacuees the house approved a short term funding measure with a bipartisan two hundred and fifty four two hundred and seventy five vote although a majority of Republicans in both chambers voted against it Jennifer king Washington

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