Thursday, October 1, 2015

No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., center, walks to a procedural vote and debate in the House on a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A temporary funding measure aiming to keep the government open past a midnight deadline sailed through the Senate on Wednesday and was expected to make its way shortly through a divided House and on to President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill.


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