The Senate Thursday evening passed the stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown.
The Senate voted 69-28 to pass the interim bill that will fund the government until February 18.
U.S. Senate PASSES CR funding government through February 18, 2022, 69-28.
Goes now to the President.
Current spending authority expires Friday at Midnight ET. pic.twitter.com/y4W6RbmTgn
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 3, 2021
Senator Mike Lee held a vote on an amendment to prohibit federal money being used to fund Biden’s vaccine mandates, but it failed 48-50.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped a showdown in the upper chamber by convincing enough Republicans to vote for the stopgap bill without making changes.
Here are the 19 Senate Republicans who voted with the Democrats after McConnell rallied them:
Earlier Thursday the House voted 221-212 to pass the interim bill – All Democrats voted “yea” and one RINO Republican – Adam Kinzinger (shocker) voted with the Democrats.
The stopgap bill, which allocates an additional $7 billion for Afghan ‘refugees,’ will head to Joe Biden’s desk for a signature.