Congress Passes Two-Day Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Open as Stimulus Talks Continue

The federal government passed a two-day stopgap bill on Friday evening to avoid a partial government shutdown while talks continue to stand at a still on a potential $1 trillion COVID-19 relief package.

While talks on the package have advanced over the past month, final disagreements have proved to be tough to compromise on for both parties.

However, the temporary bill to keep the government out of a shutdown passed in the House by a vote of 320-60. The Senate proceeded to almost immediately pass it through with a voice vote.

The bill has been sent to President Trump for final signature.

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