Senate Averts Shutdown with Early Saturday Morning Vote


The Senate voted in the early hours of Saturday morning to pass a $1.2 trillion government funding bill, averting a government shutdown.

The Senate voted 74-24 to pass the “minibus” government spending bill. The bill passed through the House on Friday morning. As Breitbart News’s Bradley Jaye reported, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) violated the Hastert Rule in passing the government funding bill despite the objections of the majority of House Republicans.

The minibus spending package contained funding bills for the Departments of Defense (DOD), Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), and other parts of the federal government.

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) lamented that it was “typical” and ” juvenile” for the Senate to wait until the last minute to avert a government shutdown.