Senate approves latest stopgap funding measure

By Tony Bertuca / January 18, 2024 at 2:43 PM

The Senate has voted 77-18 to pass a stopgap continuing resolution that will temporarily extend funding for the federal government past tomorrow's midnight deadline through March 1 and March 8.

The two-tiered CR, which extends funding for the Defense Department through March 8, now advances to the House where Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) faces opposition from GOP hardliners, necessitating the support of congressional Democrats to pass the bill.