Congress passes bill to avert government shutdown

Louisiana Sens. Cassidy, Kennedy push measure that includes $28.6B in disaster aid for areas impacted by extreme weather

By: - September 30, 2021 1:53 pm

The federal spending bill — which will keep government agencies funded at current levels through Dec. 3, and provide $28.6 billion in aid for regions struck by extreme weather — heads to the U.S. House. That chamber is expected to pass the spending patch later on Thursday and send it to President Joe Biden, who is expected to sign it.(Samuel Corum/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 Louisiana Illuminator. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.