US Senate approves bill to avert government shutdown

By David Morgan and Makini Brice
Updated March 1 2024 - 1:45pm, first published 1:39pm
A partial shutdown of the US government has again been averted at close to the 11th hour. (EPA PHOTO)
A partial shutdown of the US government has again been averted at close to the 11th hour. (EPA PHOTO)

In what is becoming a repeated battle of brinksmanship, the Democratic-majority US Senate has approved a bill to avert a partial government shutdown, after the Republican-controlled House of Representatives backed it with less than 36 hours before funding would have begun to run out.

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