Breaking: Late Thursday night, in a vote of 329 to 91, the Republican-lead U.S. House of Representatives approved a stopgap spending bill of $1.047 trillion. The measure allows the government to remain operational for the next six months. The action by the House also prevents the threat of a shutdown fight which could potentially damage reelection hopes for lawmakers.
A vote on the stopgap measure is expected in the U.S. Senate next week. The bill must be signed into law before government funding runs out on September 30.
Continue Reading Below