• The Democratic-majority U.S. Senate on Thursday aimed to pass a bill to avert a partial government shutdown, after the Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved it with less than 36 hours before funding begins to run out.
  • In the House, 207 Democrats joined 113 Republicans in a 320-99 vote to approve the short-term stopgap measure, which buys Congress more time to agree on funding for the full fiscal year that began Oct. 1.