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Congress Averts Government Shutdown — for Now

President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed passage by the House of Representatives of a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund most of the federal government's operations through September 2015. Speaking at the White House, the president said he was hopeful that the measure would pass the Senate, where it is under consideration. The House of Representatives has already passed the spending package and passed a continuing resolution to keep the government operating and allow...

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