Senate Passes Stopgap Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

(Update: 12/15/22)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate voted 71-to-19 late Thursday to pass a stopgap bill to avert a government shutdown.  Funding is set to expire Friday at midnight.   House lawmakers approved the spending measure Wednesday.  President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law.

The bill will keep the government funded for at least one more week while lawmakers work on a broader funding deal for next year.


WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a midnight deadline on Friday looming, house lawmakers Wednesday passed a stopgap bill to keep the government funded for at least another week.  If the measure passes the Senate, President Biden could sign it into law as soon as Thursday.

The stopgap measure will extend funding for another week until Friday, December 23.  Lawmakers are working on a broader funding deal for next year.

Top negotiators announced Tuesday evening that an agreement had been reached for a framework that puts lawmakers on track to complete a sweeping full-year government funding package.

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.