Little Bit Longer Now

Lawmakers in the US passed a resolution last week to keep the federal government funded for another month, ScienceInsider reports. This continuing resolution allows federal agencies to continue spending at their fiscal year 2017 levels while the budget for fiscal year 2018, which began in October, continues to be hashed out, it adds.

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