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House Funding Bill Passes Thanks To Democrats, Averting Government Shutdown

• https://www.zerohedge.com, by Tyler Durden

According to Punchbowl News' Jake Sherman, more Democrats voted for it than Republicans.

Rs: Y: 127 N:93
Ds: Y: 209 No: 2

The legislation now heads to the Senate, where both Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave it their full-throated support as noted earlier.

According to a Tuesday statement by Schumer, the Senate will work to pass it "as soon as possible," after which it will head to President Joe Biden's desk for a signature.

Along the lines of what Sherman said;

Passage of the legislation marks an early legislative achievement for Johnson, who was elected to the Speakership less than a month ago after three weeks of standstill in the House following former Speaker Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) removal from the role.

That ouster was caused in large part by McCarthy's decision to put a "clean" continuing resolution on the floor and pass it with help from Democrats — similar to Johnson's course of action this week.

But hardline conservatives said they would give Johnson some breathing room this time around — despite opposing his stopgap bill — citing his nascent Speakership.


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