House to vote on stopgap measure to avoid partial government shutdown


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The House on Thursday is expected to vote on a short-term funding bill to avert a partial government shutdown before a Friday deadline.

On Wednesday, House and Senate leaders reached a bipartisan deal to avert a shutdown ahead of a Friday deadline. The House has scheduled a vote for 1:30 p.m. Thursday; the Senate will vote soon after. But the vote only kicks the can down the road for a week.

With Democratic support, the legislation is expected to pass the House. It could face procedural hurdles in the Senate if one member objects to expediting the voting process, potentially pushing a vote past the shutdown deadline.