The U.S. Senate passed a stopgap measure on Wednesday to temporarily keep the federal government funded through December 11.
Congress must pass a government funding bill by October 1, the start of the new fiscal year, to avoid a shutdown. Some conservative lawmakers have been pushing for the Republican-controlled Congress to pass a spending bill that does not include funding for Planned Parenthood.
The temporary spending bill, which cleared the Senate by a 78-20 vote, would not defund the women's health organization. The funding measure now heads to the U.S. House.
UPDATE 1 (4:18 p.m.): The U.S. House has passed the stopgap bill to keep the government funded through December 11. The measure passed by a 277-151 vote. The bill is now headed to the president for his signature.