Senate passes continuing resolution, avoiding government shutdown for two weeks
The U.S. Senate followed the House’s lead, passing Wednesday morning the continuing resolution to keep the government funded through March 18.
The measure was passed by a 91-9 margin in the Senate. The House passed the measure Tuesday, on a 335-91 vote.
The CR includes around $4 billion in spending cuts, including $650 million from highways and $468 million from U.S. Department of Education programs.