Senate Passes Bill That Would Keep Government Open

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the federal government operating through Dec. 11. The bill goes next to the House, which is expected to vote on it later Wednesday. Without a stopgap spending bill, the federal government would partially shut down beginning Thursday morning. The bill includes funding for Planned Parenthood over the objections of conservative lawmakers. The vote was 78 to 20.

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