House Approves Temporary One-Week Measure to Prevent Gov’t Shutdown

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 08: A joint session of Congress meets to count the Electoral College vote from the 2008 presidential election the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol January 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. Congress met in a joint session to tally the Electoral College votes and certify Barack Obama to be the winner of the 2008 presidential election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A joint session of Congress on January 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

OAN’s Sophia Flores
12:25 PM – Thursday, February 29, 2024

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has approved legislation that is being utilized to avert a partial government shutdown.


On Thursday, Republicans and Democrats came together in a 320-99 vote to approve a short-term stopgap measure.

113 Republicans voted in favor of the bill while 97 Republicans voted against it. Two Democrats voted “no.”

The stopgap bill will extend government funding short-term.

The voting results extended the government’s deadline to pass a full year appropriations bill from March 8th to March 22nd.

This stopgap bill is the fourth one passed since October 1st that has been needed to keep federal agencies open.

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