House Passes Bill That Will Keep Federal Government Open

The House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday to keep the federal government operating through Dec. 11. The bill was passed earlier by the Senate and now goes to President Barack Obama for signature. Without the stopgap bill the government would have shut down Thursday, the first day of the new fiscal year. The bill includes funding for Planned Parenthood, over the objections of conservatives. The White House and Republicans are now negotiating a longer budget deal. The House vote was 277 to 151.

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