House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 335-91 to extend government funding for two more weeks, a move that would avert a federal shutdown but do nothing to resolve a bitter debate over the federal budget.

With government funding due to expire on Friday, the Senate was expected to quickly take up the measure, which would give lawmakers more time to agree on funding levels for the fiscal year that ends on Sept. 30.