Senate Passes Short-Term Funding Bill, Averting Partial Govt. Shutdown

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    The Facts

    • The Senate passed a bill on Thursday evening ensuring government funding will continue until March 11.

    • The motion, which avoids a partial government shutdown, passed 65-27 and has gone to Biden for his expected signature.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    Republican senators have been delaying the passage of the CR and putting the work of federal employees at risk. Two GOP amendments (on balancing the budget and halting funding to schools requiring COVID vaccines) have already failed.

    Republican narrative

    It's crucial that Republicans unite to defund reckless Democratic spending on vaccine mandates. If the Senate had voted sooner, GOP amendments would have been part of the bill.

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