HILL TAX BRIEFING: Senate Avoids Shutdown with Late-Night Deal

Dec. 3, 2021, 11:17 AM

The Senate averted a U.S. government shutdown by passing a stopgap spending measure late Thursday and sending it to President Joe Biden for his signature.

The 69-28 vote followed a day of negotiations between Senate leaders and a group of conservative Republicans seeking a vote on blocking President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine mandates in exchange for speeding past procedural hurdles that threatened a government-wide closure early Saturday.

Democrats in the Senate agreed to vote on that amendment—which would have blocked the Biden administration’s Covid-19 testing and vaccination mandate for ...

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