East County News Service
October 3, 2015 (Washington D.C.)--A government shut-down has been averted, at least for now.
Conservative Republicans in Congress had sought to deny passage to a spending bill unless all funding for Planned Parenthood was eliminated. That effort was blocked by House Democrats. If no spending measure was passed by September 30th, the government would have shut down.
Now a stop-gap measure has been passed to fund the government –but only until December 11. Republicans ultimately approved funding but convened hearings on Planned Parenthood controversial videos.