Congress clears one-week bill to fund the government, but many hurdles remain

By: - December 16, 2022 1:26 pm
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) and Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton were among nine GOP senators who voted Dec. 15, 2022, for a one-week spending bill to keep the government running and give negotiators more time to wrap up legislation that would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year Sept. 30, 2023. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) and Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

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