US Narrowly Dodges Government Shutdown after Senate Approves One-Week Funding Bill

The U.S. Senate on Thursday night approved a one-week extension of the current federal government funding, allowing lawmakers another week to negotiate and pass a comprehensive bill to fund federal agencies without a need for a partial government shutdown.

U.S. Senate passed 71 to 19 on Thursday to avert a shutdown similar to the 35-day shutdown of 2018–2019 when Donald Trump was the president.

The bill was passed by the U.S. House after the approval on Wednesday.