The stopgap spending bill passes by a 63-36 vote shortly before a midnight deadline.
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Senate Republicans (joined by four Democrats) fell only one vote short (59-41) of the 60 votes needed for a motion of cloture, which would have ended debate on the measure and allowed a floor vote. Washington : Beating a midnight deadline, the US Congress narrowly averted a government shutdown with the Senate agreeing to a two-day extension of current funding levels to consider a $1.1 FEUDING US politicians avoided a Department of Homeland Security Friday at the 11th hour, but funded the agency only until March 6, forcing Congress to revisit the issue next week. Tags: congress, narrowly, averts, homeland, Congress Narrowly Averts Government Shutdown 9:57 p.m. update: Congress averted a that was slated to take effect at midnight. The House approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the open WASHINGTON (CNN) — 9:57 p.m. EST update: Congress averted a that was slated to take effect at midnight. The House approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps