Senate reaches funding deal but misses midnight deadline on government shutdown

The federal government headed for a brief shutdown after senators failed to advance a $1.2 trillion funding package by Friday’s midnight deadline, but a deal has been struck.

The House of Representatives passed the legislation Friday morning, giving the Senate just over 12 hours to potentially vote on the matter before objecting lawmakers derailed attempts to expedite a vote.

At 11:42 p.m. Friday, Senate Majority Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor to announce a deal to move forward with votes, indicating the lapse in funding for about 70% of the government would be temporary.

“We have just reached an agreement to complete the job of funding the government,” Schumer said in setting up votes on amendments before the final passage of the bipartisan deal.

The missed shutdown deadline marks the 11th funding lapse for the federal government, though some of those lasted
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