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Government Avoids Shutdown: House Passes Bill To Keep Funding Through December 11

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/30/2015 17:37

Last week, following the shocking news that House Speaker John Boehner had resigned, we analyzed the “flowchart” of next steps for both the US government shutdown and the debt ceiling showdown. The most urgent one, that of the imminent shutdown or passage of a continuing resolution, was as follows:  “Boehner will move to advance a “clean” CR — with the help of Democrats — before the new fiscal year starts on Thursday.” And he will succeed.

This is precisely what happened moments ago when following a 277-151 vote in the House, Congress sent legislation to Obama to prevent a government shutdown and will keep federal agencies funded through Dec. 11.

As the Hill reported, however, more Republicans voted against the spending bill than in favor of it. Republicans objcted to the inclusion of money for Planned Parenthood in the bill, leading 151 GOP lawmakers to vote against the bill, compared to only 91 who supported it. Every Democrat voted in favor of the legislation.

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