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Funding Extended Through December 3 Then Another Circus Showdown

Congress passesBiden signed a stopgap debt bill good through December 3.
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Partisan Battle Over Debt Limit

Government Shutdown Averted

The Congressional bluffing game has been postponed until December as Bill Averting Government Shutdown Signed Into Law.

President Biden signed a bill Thursday evening extending government funding through Dec. 3, averting a partial shutdown hours before current funding expires at midnight.

The bill passed both the House and Senate with bipartisan support earlier in the day. The legislation, which also includes $28.6 billion in emergency disaster aid and $6.3 billion to help resettle Afghan evacuees, passed 65-35 in the Senate, and 254 to 175 a few hours later in the House.

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Pause in the Clown Show

Democrats blinked, as expected in this corner. They uncoupled the debt ceiling at the insistence of Republicans.

But all we really have is a pause in the clown show. It will resume in in another month nor so.