U.S. House passes stopgap spending bill in bipartisan vote, in crucial test for new speaker

Speaker Mike Johnson defended decision to move short-term spending bill, saying it would prevent Congress from passing omnibus package before holiday break

By: - November 14, 2023 4:26 pm

U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) speaks during a news conference after a weekly Republican conference meeting in the U.S. Capitol Building on Nov. 14, 2023, in Washington, D.C. During the news conference, House Republican leadership spoke to reporters about a range of topics including the upcoming vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government through early 2024. (Anna Moneymaker/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.