Critical band aid: Congress to vote on funding bill as government shutdown looms

A “continuing resolution” required to keep the US government operating for the next four months is facing a vote in Congress, but several provisions – from allowing Trump’s DoD pick to take office, to Flint water crisis relief – may force a shutdown.

The federal government is currently fully funded until 11:59pm Eastern Time on December 9. House Resolution 2028 aims to provide the funding required until April 28, 2017. If it is not approved by both the Senate and the House of Representatives, the government may need to go into a partial shutdown. – READ MORE

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