It’s Official: There Won’t Be a Government Shutdown

In con­vin­cing bi­par­tis­an votes, the House and Sen­ate have passed an om­ni­bus to keep the gov­ern­ment fun­ded and a massive pack­age of tax break ex­ten­sions, wrap­ping up a tu­mul­tu­ous year with a deal that left neither Re­pub­lic­ans nor Demo­crats gloat­ing. Pres­id­ent Obama signed the measures Friday.

Hav­ing already passed the tax meas­ure, the House ap­proved the om­ni­bus pack­age Fri­day on a 316-113 vote, with 150 Re­pub­lic­ans and 166 Demo­crats in the “aye” column. The Sen­ate then cleared the two meas­ures to­geth­er on a 65-33 tally.

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