The House of Representatives passed a stopgap bill on Tuesday to keep the government open, putting Congress on a path to avert a shutdown and setting the stage for a broader funding fight in the new year.
The Senate will next need to approve the measure. President Joe Biden is prepared to sign the bill if it is passed by the Senate, a White House official told CNN. Government funding is currently set to expire at the end of the week on Friday, November 17.
The stopgap bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis with a vote of 336 to 95 with 209 of the votes coming from Democrats — a warning sign for newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson.