FROM Pete Kasperowicz
House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill by Unanimous Consent The House today ended the threat of a government shut-down on Saturday by passing a funding measure today unanimously. It took only a minute. But that doesn't mean that gridlock is over. The government will only be funded through Tuesday. Pete Kasperowicz reports for The Hill , a newspaper that focuses on the Senate and Congress.
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