House Approves Government Spending Bill Despite Conservative Revolt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through Sept. 30, despite a revolt by fiscal conservatives worried about what they called runaway spending.

Provisions Strengthening Background Checks and School Security Included in Omnibus Legislation

Provisions that would help improve school security measures as well as ensure that required criminal and mental health records are submitted to the gun background check system were included in the Senate’s omnibus legislation on Wednesday.