Politico: Senate clears stopgap spending bill, averts shutdown

By CAITLIN EMMA 09/26/2019 01:29 PM EDT Updated 09/26/2019 04:57 PM EDT

The Senate today passed stopgap spending legislation that would ward off a looming government shutdown and keep federal funding on autopilot through Nov. 21.

The upper chamber easily cleared the bill, H.R. 4378 (116), in an 81-16 vote. President Donald Trump is expected to sign it. Current federal funding runs out Monday.

The measure buys more time for bicameral negotiations on a dozen fiscal 2020 spending bills that would provide updated funding levels for 15 federal departments and dozens of smaller federal agencies.

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