“Congress on Thursday passed legislation to keep the federal government open into March, approving the third stopgap spending bill in four months as lawmakers struggle to agree on long-term government funding plans,” the Washington Post reports.
“The bill extends deadlines to March 1 and March 8. Money for roughly 20 percent of the government — including the Transportation Department, some veterans’ assistance and food and drug safety programs — had been set to expire just after midnight Saturday morning. The remainder — which funds the Defense and State departments, among other critical functions — would have expired on Feb. 2 without the new extension.”
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