Congress passes bill to prevent government shutdown, send out $28.6B in disaster aid

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, as well as Rep. Russ Fulcher, voted against the measure. Rep. Mike Simpson voted in favor.

By: - September 30, 2021 4:41 pm
The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.(Courtesy of Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes the Idaho Capital Sun. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.