Senate Advances Funding Stopgap to Avoid Government Shutdown

The continuing resolution includes $6.1 billion in funding for Ukraine and $6 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The Senate voted Tuesday to move forward with a stopgap measure to stave off a government shutdown as House leadership focused on passing spending bills.

The Senate voted 77–19 to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed to a bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through fiscal year 2028. The bill, already passed by the House, is leadership’s intended vehicle for a continuing resolution (CR) to extend government funding while 2024 budget negotiations play out.

Lawmakers have until Sept. 30, the final day of the current fiscal year, to pass such a measure—or all 12 appropriations bills—to avoid a shutdown. If they fail to do so, all nonessential government operations will grind to a halt on Oct. 1.

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The FAA’s authorization is set to expire the same day, so any stopgap measure Congress passes would also need to include an extension of that policy to prevent flight disruptions.

Although the text of the Senate’s funding patch has yet to be made available, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) stressed that the measure was the product of bipartisan, “good faith” negotiations.

“This bipartisan



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