30 Sep '15, 9pm

Congress dodges government shutdown, for now

Congress dodges government shutdown, for now

The U.S. Capitol (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) 2702 CONNECT 33 TWEET 2 LINKEDIN 2 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Congress narrowly avoided a partial government shutdown Thursday by passing a short-term budget extension with just hours to spare, and over the objections of conservative lawmakers. But lawmakers could be back facing the same issues — and another shutdown threat — in mid-December. A shutdown would have meant a halt to military paychecks, furloughs for defense civilian employees and program cancellations within the Pentagon, along with a host of headaches for other government agencies. Conservatives in the House and Senate had pushed for that option over continued federal funding for Planned Parenthood operations, in light of recent accusations that the organization profits from the sale of aborted fetuses. In the end, both chambers passed a “clean” continuing resolutio...

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