[Ed. – It can’t be mere happenstance that the funding goes through 11 December. Did we discuss this here before? I don’t recall. The Electoral College is scheduled to vote on 14 December. There’s no telling what shenanigans will be in progress by then, but the prospect of a government shutdown just beforehand will another tool for Democrats to fight with.]
A stopgap funding bill to keep the government running through Dec. 11 passed the House 359-57 late Tuesday evening, with one lawmaker voting present. The bill was temporarily delayed over a heated dispute regarding farm aid.
The legislation still must be approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump, or the government faces another shutdown threat in eight days.
The initial Democratic bill lacked federal farm assistance sought by the Trump administration despite support for it from both sides of the aisle.