Washington – With the clock ticking toward a government shutdown, the U.S. House and Senate on Thursday approved a short-term spending bill that may give temporary relief to thousands of Connecticut families who have been notified that health coverage for their children will soon end.
In a largely partisan vote, the House voted 231-188 for a continuing resolution, or CR, that would fund most federal agencies at last year’s levels until Jan. 19. It also would provide about $5 billion to bolster the nation’s missile defense programs and repair the U.S.S. John S. McCain and the U.S.S. Fitzgerald, which were damaged in collisions last summer.