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House Averts Shutdown of DHS for 1 Week

By JM Rieger and Matt Fuller and Emma Dumain and Tamar Hallerman and Sarah Chacko

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Lawmakers managed Friday to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by clearing a one-week stopgap funding measure. The move forestalls a funding lapse DHS, whose budget authority was set to expire at midnight. With House Republicans in full disarray after failing to pass a three-week stopgap, the Senate moved a more modest one-week measure, bailing out House leaders who were unable to deliver the votes needed to advance their plan. The House emphatically passed the stopgap, which would extend the DHS’ budget authority through March 6, 357-60, just before 10 p.m., on Friday evening sending the patch to the president’s desk.

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