House Approves Bill to Avert Government Shutdown on Oct. 1

The House has approved a bill that extends funding to the government through Dec. 11, after reaching a deal with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin late Tuesday to avert a government shutdown on Oct. 1. The short term spending bill includes nearly $8 billion in nutrition assistance to help provide for children who normally receive school lunches amid the widespread shutdown of schools as a result of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic. The bill that Democrats initially introduced on Monday did not include the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) program providing aid to farmers that the Trump administration wanted. The latest agreement would keep payments flowing through the CCC program wRead More From Source

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