House passes stopgap spending bill, FAA extension

By Emma Dumain, Andres Picon | 02/29/2024 04:23 PM EST

The Senate will approve the continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown as soon as Thursday.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.).

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) talks during a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The House has passed legislation to avoid a government shutdown, clearing the way for the Senate to approve the measure as early as Thursday evening to beat the Friday midnight deadline.

The continuing resolution would buy lawmakers a bit more time to iron out differences on the 12 annual appropriations bills for fiscal 2024.

Members voted 320-99 on the stopgap Thursday afternoon. Ninety-seven Republicans joined two Democrats in opposing the measure.


The bill would set a new sunset date of March 8 for six appropriations bills: Energy-Water, Interior-Environment, Agriculture-Rural Development, Transportation-Housing and Urban Development, Commerce-Justice-Science, and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs.