House Passes Short Term Spending Bill
The House passed a stopgap spending bill that will fund the government through March 23. The vote to fund the bill was 245-182, mostly Republican votes. The House Freedom Caucus supported the spending bill because it will fund the Defense Department. The spending bill also is supposed to allow the Energy department to make sales of the country's Strategic Petroleum Reserve and will finance community health centers for two years. The government will shut down if Congress fails to pass another spending bill on Friday. Click on the above link to read the remainder of the story.