The approved bill will allow the government to work until December 11.
The US Senate has approved a government spending bill that will allow Federal agencies to continue working. Otherwise, the Federal government would have shut down in a few hours.
The passage of the bill by an overwhelming majority (84 for and ten against) demonstrates the desire of both parties to maintain government funding in the face of a global pandemic that has increased the dependence of many Americans on Federal authorities.
The bill passed a few hours before midnight, when the annual spending law expired, leaving Federal agencies without money to continue working. It extends government funding until December 11, a date that comes a month after the election.