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New House speaker passes first test: Avoid shutdown

Newly elected U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson cleared his first major leadership test Tuesday by passing a short-term funding measure to avert a government shutdown. Now comes the hard part. Speaker Johnson and his fellow Republicans have vowed to go back to the old way of approving a budget – evaluating one section of the government at a time, allowing lawmakers to weigh in – rather than rolling it all into one “omnibus” bill that leaders negotiate behind closed doors.
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