US House Votes 220-211 To Pass Bill To Avoid Shutdown

US House Votes 220-211 to Pass Bill to Avoid Shutdown

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 22nd September, 2021) The US House voted 220-211 to pass a measure that would temporarily fund the government in order to avoid a shutdown on September 30 and suspend the country's debt limit.

"The House voted 220-211 to pass H.R. 5305," according to the US House of Representatives Daily Press Gallery official Twitter account.

The bill will now go to the Senate.

Earlier, the House voted 217-207 to clear a procedural hurdle and advance the legislation to a final debate and vote.

The Biden administration in a statement said it backed the funding bill as well as suspending the debt limit and looked forward to working with Congress on a full year appropriations bill.

However, the White House also expressed concerns of items missing from the legislation.