SENATE APPROVES OMNIBUS, PRESIDENT EXPECTS TO SIGN IT TO PREVENT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
Senate Approves Omnibus to Avoid Shutdown
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The Senate on Thursday approved 79-18 an omnibus spending bill to keep agencies open through September, which is now heading to President Trumpís desk for his signature.
Agencies' funding is set to expire Saturday morning, but a shutdown will now almost certainly be avoided as the White House put out a statement this week saying the president would sign the measure. The deadline was initially one week prior, but lawmakers gave themselves a few extra days with a stopgap measure to finalize their longer-term spending package.