The Senate on Thursday passed a package of four spending bills, the first step in an effort to avoid another government shutdown over funding to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall.
Senators voted 84-9 in favor of the package, which provides $332 billion in spending for the Agriculture, Interior, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development departments. More than the House is doing with most of their time spent of the impeachment stupidity.
There's concern the Senate may not come to agreements on the rest of the spending bills due to a hang-up that shut down the government earlier this year -- spending for Trump's border wall. Senate appropriations committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said lawmakers may need to pass a stopgap spending bill to avoid another shutdown.