House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown - The Boston Globe In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night, shortly after President Donald Trump prevailed in a behind-the-scenes fight over his farm bailout. Centrist Democrats got their COVID bill, now they want a voteSpeaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took a remarkable step this week in shifting tactics to begin drafting a new partisan package of coronavirus relief. Anxious Democrats amp up pressure for vote on COVID aidHouse Democrats, increasingly anxious about leaving Washington without acting on coronavirus relief, are amping up the pressure on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to bring emergency aid to the floor before Congress heads home next week. ‘I don’t see it now’: A deal on more coronavirus aid unlikely as Supreme Court fight sucks up the oxygen on Capitol Hill - The Boston GlobeThe partisan battle shaping up over the confirmation of President Trump’s nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg has barely begun. But it is already overshadowing negotiations to provide desperately needed coronavirus aid to workers, businesses, and sta House Approves Short-Term Bill to Avoid a ShutdownThe measure would stave off a government shutdown, providing funding until Dec. 11. Hoyer: House should vote on COVID aid — with or without a bipartisan dealThe second-ranking House Democrat is amplifying calls for the lower chamber to vote on a multi-trillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill in the coming days — even absent a deal with the White House. Democrats and Republicans Clash Over Spending Bill to Avoid ShutdownDemocrats proposed a spending bill that omitted aid for farmers sought by President Trump, drawing Republican ire and leaving the fate of the bill unclear as federal funding is set to lapse. Democrats set to unveil stopgap bill to prevent shutdown - The Boston GlobeHouse Democrats on Friday prepared a temporary spending bill that is needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month — and that would allow lawmakers to leave Washington to campaign.