Procedural vote to avert government shutdown expected to fail

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WASHINGTON D.C. — The procedural vote to avert a government shutdown is expected to fail in the Senate.

Heading into Friday night’s vote, Republicans needed 60 votes to pass the continuing resolution, breaking the filibuster. Because the Republicans hold a 51-49 majority, the party needed Democrat support.

On Thursday, the House passed a short-term spending bill.

This will be updated.