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  • Senate rejects measure to end shutdowns for good, but makes progress on spending bills - October 30, 2023
  • Rather than end the threat of shutdowns, Congress is barreling toward a possible one three weeks away.

    Eric Katz, Government Executive

    A majority of senators this week voted to end shutdowns forever, but the bill failed to gain the requisite support and the chamber has moved on toward passing its bipartisan annual funding bills.

    The Prevent Government Shutdowns Act (S. 135) was proposed as an amendment to a package of three fiscal 2024 spending measures, but was rejected in a 56-42 vote that required 60 votes for approval. While its failure kept the prospect of a shutdown on the table if Congress fails to act before current funding expires Nov. 17, the Senate in recent days has made some progress toward enacting full-year appropriations. Preventing a shutdown, however, remains a difficult task in a divided Congress with three weeks to act.

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