Congress finishes CR, adjourns until after election |

Congress finishes CR, adjourns until after election

The House and Senate late Wednesday each passed the continuing resolution that will fund the government through December 9, and adjourned until after the November 8 presidential and congressional elections.

The Senate passed the bill first by a vote of 72 to 26 and the House followed about 10 p.m. with a vote of 342 to 85.

The bill, H.R. 5325, also contains money to fight the Zika virus and addresses flooding in Louisiana and natural disasters in other states.

Funding to address the water crisis in Flint, Mich., was included in the House version of Water Resources Development Act, which will be subject to conference with the Senate.

Senate Democrats had declined to support the continuing resolution until Flint was addressed.

Both houses are expected to return November 14.

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